Re: [PATCH v7 5/9] ARM: OMAP: USB: Add phy binding information

From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Tue Jun 18 2013 - 06:29:31 EST


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:34:36PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 June 2013 03:14 PM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 02:13:55PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> >>In order for controllers to get PHY in case of non dt boot, the phy
> >>binding information (phy device name) should be added in the platform
> >>data of the controller.
> >>
> >>Signed-off-by: Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>
> >
> >I would rather not pass strings around, any other way to handle this ?
> >Why do you need to pass this string ?
> Our old way of binding the controller and the phy using device name
> started creating problems after the devices are created using
> PLATFORM_DEVID_AUTO. Infact non-dt boot is broken in mainline for
> OMAP3 platforms for which I have posted a RFC series
>,708632 which also uses
> strings.
> I'm not sure of any other way to deal with this.

have you checked how other frameworks handle it ? Regulator has some
sort of binding in board-files, but I guess it passes the regulator


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