Re: [PATCH v2 11/14] Documentation: dt: binding: omap: am43x timer

From: Benoit Cousson
Date: Mon Jun 03 2013 - 05:54:19 EST

Hi Afzal,

On 06/03/2013 09:49 AM, Mohammed, Afzal wrote:
> Hi Benoit,
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 19:05:35, Cousson, Benoit wrote:
>> And in this case, you do not introduce any new revision.
>> There is no point to update the binding each time we add a new SoC
>> variant that will contain the exact same IP.
>> I think it will mainly confuse the user that will wonder what is
>> different in that version compare to the previous one, moreover we can
>> end up with hundred of entries for the exact same IP for nothing.
>> The real problem is due to the introduction of the SoC name in the
>> device compatible name. That does introduced a SoC level information
>> that is mostly irrelevant at device level. I can understand why it was
>> done for practical aspect when the IP version is not well identified,
>> but that can lead to this proliferation of new pointless bindings.
> As opinions on $subject seems not yet to be conclusive, I plan to
> rebase DTS patch (14/14) over your 'for_3.11/dts' branch (that makes
> use of C preprocessor on OMAP DTS) and post separately dropping
> 11-14 patches, is that okay ?

Yes, that sounds good to me.


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