Linux-Hwmon Archive on lore.kernel.org
 help / color / Atom feed
From: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
To: Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
Cc: linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org, devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-hwmon@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org, linux-watchdog@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	"Linus Walleij" <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	"Bartosz Golaszewski" <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>,
	"Rob Herring" <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	"Jean Delvare" <jdelvare@suse.com>,
	"Guenter Roeck" <linux@roeck-us.net>,
	"Thierry Reding" <thierry.reding@gmail.com>,
	"Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>,
	"Wim Van Sebroeck" <wim@linux-watchdog.org>,
	"Shawn Guo" <shawnguo@kernel.org>, "Li Yang" <leoyang.li@nxp.com>,
	"Thomas Gleixner" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"Jason Cooper" <jason@lakedaemon.net>,
	"Marc Zyngier" <maz@kernel.org>,
	"Mark Brown" <broonie@kernel.org>,
	"Greg Kroah-Hartman" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"Andy Shevchenko" <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>,
	"Catalin Marinas" <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	"Will Deacon" <will@kernel.org>, "Pavel Machek" <pavel@ucw.cz>,
	"Rob Herring" <robh@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 02/13] dt-bindings: mfd: Add bindings for sl28cpld
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:20:16 +0100
Message-ID: <20200728092016.GE2419169@dell> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2fd3b880e36aa65e880b801092b51945@walle.cc>

On Tue, 28 Jul 2020, Michael Walle wrote:

> Am 2020-07-28 10:56, schrieb Lee Jones:
> > > > > > > +$id: http://devicetree.org/schemas/mfd/kontron,sl28cpld.yaml#
> > > > > > > +$schema: http://devicetree.org/meta-schemas/core.yaml#
> > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > +title: Kontron's sl28cpld board management controller
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "S128CPLD" ?
> > > > >
> > > > > still not, its sl28cpld, think of a project/code name, not the product
> > > > > appended with CPLD.
> > > > >
> > > > > > "Board Management Controller (BMC)" ?
> > > > >
> > > > > sounds like IPMI, which I wanted to avoid.
> > > >
> > > > Is there a datasheet?
> > > 
> > > No there isn't.
> > 
> > Then what are you working from?
> 
> Ok, there is no public datasheet. If that wasn't clear before, I'm working
> for that company that also implemented that CPLD.

No, that wasn't clear.  You said there was no datasheet.

> > > > > > > +maintainers:
> > > > > > > +  - Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
> > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > +description: |
> > > > > > > +  The board management controller may contain different IP blocks
> > > > > > > like
> > > > > > > +  watchdog, fan monitoring, PWM controller, interrupt controller
> > > > > > > and a
> > > > > > > +  GPIO controller.
> > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > +properties:
> > > > > > > +  compatible:
> > > > > > > +    const: kontron,sl28cpld-r1
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We don't usually code revision numbers in compatible strings.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is there any way to pull this from the H/W?
> > > > >
> > > > > No, unfortunately you can't. And I really want to keep that, in case
> > > > > in the future there are some backwards incompatible changes.
> > > >
> > > > Rob,
> > > >
> > > > I know you reviewed this already, but you can give your opinion on
> > > > this specifically please?  I know that we have pushed back on this in
> > > > the past.
> > > 
> > > Oh, come one. That is an arbitrary string. "sl28cpld-r1" is the first
> > > implementation of this. A future "sl28cpld-r2" might look completely
> > > different and might not suite the simple MFD at all. "sl28cpld" is
> > > a made up name - as "sl28cpld-r1" is, too.
> > 
> > Well that sounds bogus for a start.  I guess that's one of the
> > problems with trying to support programmable H/W in S/W.
> 
> What sounds bogus? That we name the implementation sl28cpld?
> How is that different to like adt7411? Its just a name made up by
> the vendor. So if there is a new version of the adt7411 the vendor 
> might name it adt7412.

Using an arbitrary string as a compatible would be bogus.

So here 'sl28cpld' is the device name, so it's not actually
arbitrary.  That's a good start.

> We name it sl28cpld-r2. So what is the problem here?

Do you though?  So 'sl28cpld-r1' is the name of the device?  The name
that is quoted from the (private) datasheet?  Because looking at the
implementation and going by the conversation, it sounds as though
you-re only adding the '-r1' piece to the compatible string for
revision identification.  Which if true, is not usually allowed and
warrants intervention by Rob.

-- 
Lee Jones [李琼斯]
Senior Technical Lead - Developer Services
Linaro.org │ Open source software for Arm SoCs
Follow Linaro: Facebook | Twitter | Blog

  reply index

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-25 23:18 [PATCH v6 00/13] Add support for Kontron sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 01/13] mfd: add simple regmap based I2C driver Michael Walle
2020-07-28  7:19   ` Lee Jones
2020-07-28  7:42     ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  8:15       ` Lee Jones
2020-07-28  8:27         ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  8:35           ` Lee Jones
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 02/13] dt-bindings: mfd: Add bindings for sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-07-28  7:24   ` Lee Jones
2020-07-28  7:57     ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  8:27       ` Lee Jones
2020-07-28  8:38         ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  8:56           ` Lee Jones
2020-07-28  9:06             ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  9:20               ` Lee Jones [this message]
2020-07-28  9:39                 ` Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 03/13] mfd: simple-mfd-i2c: add sl28cpld support Michael Walle
2020-07-28  7:25   ` Lee Jones
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 04/13] irqchip: add sl28cpld interrupt controller support Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 05/13] watchdog: add support for sl28cpld watchdog Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 06/13] pwm: add support for sl28cpld PWM controller Michael Walle
2020-07-27  7:30   ` Thierry Reding
2020-07-28  7:43   ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-07-28  8:21     ` Michael Walle
2020-07-28  9:47       ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-07-28 10:51         ` Lee Jones
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 07/13] gpio: add support for the sl28cpld GPIO controller Michael Walle
2020-07-26  9:16   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 08/13] hwmon: add support for the sl28cpld hardware monitoring controller Michael Walle
2020-07-26  9:18   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 09/13] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 10/13] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: map GPIOs to input events Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 11/13] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable LED support Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 12/13] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable fan support Michael Walle
2020-07-25 23:18 ` [PATCH v6 13/13] arm64: defconfig: enable the sl28cpld board management controller Michael Walle

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=20200728092016.GE2419169@dell \
    --to=lee.jones@linaro.org \
    --cc=andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com \
    --cc=bgolaszewski@baylibre.com \
    --cc=broonie@kernel.org \
    --cc=catalin.marinas@arm.com \
    --cc=devicetree@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=gregkh@linuxfoundation.org \
    --cc=jason@lakedaemon.net \
    --cc=jdelvare@suse.com \
    --cc=leoyang.li@nxp.com \
    --cc=linus.walleij@linaro.org \
    --cc=linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org \
    --cc=linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-hwmon@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-watchdog@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux@roeck-us.net \
    --cc=maz@kernel.org \
    --cc=michael@walle.cc \
    --cc=pavel@ucw.cz \
    --cc=robh+dt@kernel.org \
    --cc=robh@kernel.org \
    --cc=shawnguo@kernel.org \
    --cc=tglx@linutronix.de \
    --cc=thierry.reding@gmail.com \
    --cc=u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de \
    --cc=will@kernel.org \
    --cc=wim@linux-watchdog.org \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

Linux-Hwmon Archive on lore.kernel.org

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/linux-hwmon/0 linux-hwmon/git/0.git

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V2 linux-hwmon linux-hwmon/ https://lore.kernel.org/linux-hwmon \
		linux-hwmon@vger.kernel.org
	public-inbox-index linux-hwmon

Example config snippet for mirrors

Newsgroup available over NNTP:
	nntp://nntp.lore.kernel.org/org.kernel.vger.linux-hwmon


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git