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From: Serge Semin <>
To: Hoan Tran <>,
	Linus Walleij <>,
	Bartosz Golaszewski <>,
	Serge Semin <>
Cc: Serge Semin <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Alexey Malahov <>,
	Pavel Parkhomenko <>,
	Rob Herring <>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 02/10] gpio: dwapb: Add ngpios DT-property support
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 18:27:59 +0300
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Indeed generic GPIO DT-schema implies that number of GPIOs should be
described by the "ngpios" property located under a GPIO-provider DT node.
In that case it's redundant to have a vendor-specific "snps,nr-gpios"
property describing the same setting. Moreover it might be errors prone.

Since commit 93d2e4322aa7 ("of: platform: Batch fwnode parsing when adding
all top level devices") the fwnode parsing is resumed after the vast
majority of the platform devices are added. Implicitly that commit
activates re-parsing of the whole device tree GPIOs-phandle properties
detected having "-gpio/-gpios" suffixes. Since the vendor-specific number
of GPIOs property is defined with "-gpios" suffix, then of_link_property()
will consider it as a suffix-property with "#gpio-cells" structure, which
obviously it doesn't have. As a result for two DW APB GPIO controllers
we'll have the next errors printed.

OF: /bus@1f059000/gpio@1f044000/gpio-port@0: could not find phandle
OF: /bus@1f059000/gpio@1f045000/gpio-port@0: could not get #gpio-cells for /opp-table
OF: /bus@1f059000/gpio@1f044000/gpio-port@0: could not find phandle
OF: /bus@1f059000/gpio@1f045000/gpio-port@0: could not get #gpio-cells for /opp-table

See, the kernel fwnode parsing procedure even tried to resolve the phandle
ID, which it thought was the opp-table DT-node, while in fact it was just
a number "32". What would happen if that magic number actually referred to
a GPIO DT-node with "#gpio-cells" property defined?..

In order to fix the problem let's mark the "snps,nr-gpios" property as
deprecated and add the generic "ngpios" property support with the same
purpose as the deprecated one. That and the errors log above shall
motivate the platform developer to convert the DW APB GPIO DT-nodes to
using the standard number of GPIOs property.

Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <>
 drivers/gpio/gpio-dwapb.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpio-dwapb.c b/drivers/gpio/gpio-dwapb.c
index 1d8d55bd63aa..ccd80df16062 100644
--- a/drivers/gpio/gpio-dwapb.c
+++ b/drivers/gpio/gpio-dwapb.c
@@ -594,7 +594,8 @@ static struct dwapb_platform_data *dwapb_gpio_get_pdata(struct device *dev)
 			return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
-		if (fwnode_property_read_u32(fwnode, "snps,nr-gpios", &pp->ngpio)) {
+		if (fwnode_property_read_u32(fwnode, "ngpios", &pp->ngpio) &&
+		    fwnode_property_read_u32(fwnode, "snps,nr-gpios", &pp->ngpio)) {
 				 "failed to get number of gpios for port%d\n",

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-30 15:27 [PATCH v3 00/10] gpio: dwapb: Refactor GPIO resources initialization Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:27 ` [PATCH v3 01/10] dt-bindings: gpio: dwapb: Add ngpios property support Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:27 ` Serge Semin [this message]
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 03/10] gpio: dwapb: Move MFD-specific IRQ handler Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 04/10] gpio: dwapb: Add max GPIOs macro Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:42   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 05/10] gpio: dwapb: Convert driver to using the GPIO-lib-based IRQ-chip Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:45   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 06/10] gpio: dwapb: Discard GPIO-to-IRQ mapping function Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 07/10] gpio: dwapb: Discard ACPI GPIO-chip IRQs request Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 08/10] gpio: dwapb: Get reset control by means of resource managed interface Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 09/10] gpio: dwapb: Get clocks " Serge Semin
2020-07-30 15:28 ` [PATCH v3 10/10] gpio: dwapb: Use resource managed GPIO-chip add data method Serge Semin
2020-08-27  8:34 ` [PATCH v3 00/10] gpio: dwapb: Refactor GPIO resources initialization Linus Walleij

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