[PATCH] pci: Provide support for parsing PCI DT ranges property

Andrew Murray andrew.murray at arm.com
Mon Jan 14 20:24:45 EST 2013

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 01:06:41AM +0000, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Andrew Murray <Andrew.Murray at arm.com> wrote:
> > DT bindings for PCI host bridges often use the ranges property to describe
> > memory and IO ranges - this binding tends to be the same across architectures
> > yet several parsing implementations exist, e.g. arch/mips/pci/pci.c,
> > arch/powerpc/kernel/pci-common.c, arch/sparc/kernel/pci.c and
> > arch/microblaze/pci/pci-common.c (clone of PPC). Some of these duplicate
> > functionality provided by drivers/of/address.c.
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks for looking into this. This definitely needs to be done.
> However, I cannot merge this patch as-is because it actually makes
> things worse by adding yet another implementation of the parsing code.
> Plus it doesn't actually have any users.  :-)

I understand. Though I see Thierry has included this in his patch set - I
guess that means there is potentially one user now :).

> Instead, move the existing code that you need out of
> arch/powerpc/kernel/pci-common.c into a shared place and add in the
> features you need. Bonus points if you fixup microblaze or others at
> the same time.

In most part the patch I submitted was the common code from powerpc but
without quirks and tie-ins to powerpc structures. I'd like to convert
powerpc to using my patch and others but won't get time to do this at
present :(

> g.
Andrew Murray

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