Re: [PATCH v3 2/4] devicetree: bindings: let thermal-sensor point to other thermal zones

From: Javi Merino
Date: Mon Mar 21 2016 - 07:55:38 EST

On Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 07:21:53PM -0800, Eduardo Valentin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 03:17:09PM +0100, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 03:09:44PM +0000, Javi Merino wrote:
> > > The thermal-sensor property of the thermal zone node accepts phandles to
> > > thermal sensors. However, thermal zones can be created as an
> > > +
> > > + thermal-sensors = <&cpu_thermal &gpu_thermal &lcd_thermal>
> >
> > This seems inconsistent. Why can a thermal zone only have multiple
> > thermal sensors when they are thermal zones themselves? Either we assume
> > that one thermal zone has a single sensor or we assume that it can have
> > multiple sensors, but this should not depend on the zone being a sub zone
> > or not.
> >
> > I think the thermal-sensors property should always point to one or
> > multiple sensors. I see no point in "This property either points to
> > exactly one sensor or multiple other thermal zones (from which we only
> > use the temperature)"
> Agreed here. In fact, if we are going to allow thermal zones to be
> treated as sensors, it means there should be no limits on what you put
> of there, as long as all items have #thermal-sensor-cells. So, mixing
> one (or more) regular sensors, with other thermal zones shall be
> allowed, if we agree in this semantics.

Eduardo, thanks for the review. There doesn't seem to be much
interest in this and I currently have no time to work on it so I am
dropping this series for the time being. I'm happy for this to be
picked up by somebody else (or who knows, maybe I will be able to work
on it again in the future).