[PATCH 13/14] 85xx: consolidate of_platform_bus_probe calls

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Jul 26 01:40:56 EST 2011

On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 01:45:53 +0400
Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <dbaryshkov at gmail.com> wrote:

> I see your point. I just wasn't thinking too much about ot-of-tree trees.
> My thought was that if someone updates the kernel, he can also update the dtb.

Sometimes there are firmware dependencies that make that difficult.  And
even if it's just user laziness/forgetfulness, that still translates to
extra support requests.

> Could you please update the lbc.txt suggesting the compatibility
> with simple-bus for lbc? Or you thing that it would be wrong?
> I think we should define compatibility list as "fsl,mpcXXXX-localbus",
> "fsl,pqXXXXX-localbus", "simple-bus", noting that by default new
> platforms/boards should only use "simple-bus" internally. Does this
> look reasonable for you? I can then try to provide a patch.

I'm OK with saying that localbus nodes should have simple-bus in new trees,
and defining canonical compatible values (chips with eLBC should be
"fsl,XXXX-elbc", "fsl,elbc", "simple-bus").  I'm not sure what you mean by
"should only use simple-bus internally", especially in the context of the

> What do you suggest/prefer? To add .name="localbus" to generic code
> or to have board-specific hooks (like one for mpc834xemitx)?

Just add localbus to the generic table.


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