Re: [PATCH 1/3] TTY: add support for "tty slave" devices.
From: Sebastian Reichel
Date: Sat Dec 13 2014 - 12:47:03 EST
On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:59:20AM +0000, Grant Likely wrote:
> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/serial/of-serial.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/serial/of-serial.txt
> > @@ -39,6 +39,10 @@ Optional properties:
> > driver is allowed to detect support for the capability even without this
> > property.
> > +Optional child node:
> > +- a platform device listed as a child node will be probed and
> > + powered-on whenever the tty is in use (open).
> > +
> The biggest concern I have is what happens to nodes that already have
> child devices that /don't/ match this use case? It is possible that some
> UART nodes already have a child node used to store other data. There are
> two ways to handle this; 1) add a new bool property that indicates the
> child nodes are tty slave devices, or 2) Make each uart driver
> explicitly enable the feature so that driver authors can check if it is
> a problem for that device. I personally would suggest #1 because then it
> can be enabled in generic code.
maybe simple depend on the compatible value? If the UART node has
child nodes to store other random data it should not have a
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