[PATCH] devicetree/bindings: Add binding for micron n25q512a memory
mark.rutland at arm.com
Tue Jul 29 19:24:44 EST 2014
On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 10:25:54PM +0100, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-07-03 at 23:08 -0500, Jain Priyanka-B32167 wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Wood Scott-B07421
> > > Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 3:40 AM
> > > To: Jain Priyanka-B32167
> > > Cc: devicetree at vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org; linux-
> > > spi at vger.kernel.org; linux-mtd at lists.infradead.org
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH] devicetree/bindings: Add binding for micron n25q512a
> > > memory
> > >
> > > On Thu, 2014-07-03 at 15:42 +0530, Priyanka Jain wrote:
> > > > -Micron n25q512a memory is supported by m25p80 driver.
> > > > Add compatible field required to support n25q512a in m25p80.txt -Add
> > > > micron to the vendor-prefixes.txt file
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Priyanka Jain <Priyanka.Jain at freescale.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/m25p80.txt | 1 +
> > > > .../devicetree/bindings/vendor-prefixes.txt | 1 +
> > > > 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > Why did you send this to the ppc list but not the spi or mtd lists?
> > >
> > [Jain Priyanka-B32167] Sorry, I missed that
> > > I'm having a hard time following the flow of how these SPI devices get
> > > bound -- is the compatible involved at all? I don't see this string
> > > (with vendor prefix included) in the driver. I do see a table that
> > > contains what looks like device IDs. If the device can report its id,
> > > shouldn't we rely on that rather than device tree compatible?
> > >
> > > -Scott
> > [Jain Priyanka-B32167]
> > Spi driver has a check to device name corresponding to device-id and compare to what is passed in dts string.
> Please go into more detail. I don't see where the string
> "micron,n25q512a" appears in the current kernel. I do see "n25q512a",
> but how does that compare successfully with the version of the string
> that has a vendor compatible?
The spi code has a hack to not require an of_device_id_table:
of_register_spi_devices calls of_modalias_node, which for a given
"foo,bar" compatible string will set spi->modalias to "bar", by cutting
off everything up to and including the comma. Later, spi_match_id can
match a device with an spi_device_id->name of "bar".
Thus "micron,n25q512a" can match one of the entries already in
This is a real pain when searching around.
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