[Ksummit-discuss] Devicetree Workshop at Kernel Summit Prague (26 Oct 2017)

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Wed Oct 18 11:09:58 UTC 2017

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 06:35:24PM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:

> I'd like to add something on the topic of non-Linux projects. In this
> case it's diverging DT bindings from U-boot:

> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/823158/

> U-boot already has a set of devicetree binding additions:
> https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/tree/master/doc/device-tree-bindings

> The patch in question wants to ab(use) the regulator-name property for
> driver instance binding. In my opinion this is not going to fly, as
> boards are free to define the names. This either sees no use other than
> as a dirty workaround for dts files that aren't following the PMIC
> regulator bindings (regulator node names should follow well defined,
> identifying names), or results in divergence of the DT files.

One meta issue I'm seeing here is that the u-boot people appear to have
their own divergent copy of some of the binding documents.
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