[PATCH 5/5] [POWERPC] fsl_soc, legacy_serial: add support for "soc" compatible matching

Anton Vorontsov avorontsov at ru.mvista.com
Sat Jan 26 04:26:05 EST 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:13:55PM +0300, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> My thinking:
> Freescale soc register space: "fsl,soc"
> generic soc device: "soc" (or maybe "linux,soc" better?)
> I know, Scott Wood is pushing "xxxx-immr" thing forward... but
> I don't like that name because SOC isn't only device with the
> Internal Memory Mapped Registers. (Think of QE placed outside
> of "soc"/"immr" node).
> Though, "soc" by itself is fully unfortunate name. QE is the
> part of SOC too, as we used to call it when speaking of hardware.
> But logically we divide things for "core soc" and "core soc's
> companion/communication/offload modules", i.e. QE/CPMs/...
> We can remove that ambiguity by moving QE/CPMs nodes inside
> the soc node. Then indeed -immr would be the best compatible for
> the "soc" node.

Oh, and yes, I'm aware that CPM's IMMRs are relocatable, and
that's [most probably] why we have CPMs outside of soc node.
So, my point is that that -immr name is too vague, so in my
opinion we should avoid using it.

Anton Vorontsov
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