Re: [PATCH v5 2/4] Documentation: Bindings: Add STM32 DWMAC glue

From: Alexandre Torgue
Date: Tue Mar 22 2016 - 12:11:44 EST

Hi guys,

I will fix typo issues (s/vesrion/version and ethernet @).

Concerning compatible string. For sure "snps,dwmac-3.50a" string is
not used inside glue driver.
I perfere to keep it for information but if you really want that I
remove it I will not block ;)

2016-03-21 16:36 GMT+01:00 Joachim Eastwood <manabian@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On 21 March 2016 at 13:40, Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:00:22AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Alexandre TORGUE
>>> <alexandre.torgue@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > +- clocks: Must contain a phandle for each entry in clock-names.
>>> > +- clock-names: Should be "stmmaceth" for the host clock.
We can remove host clock (stmmac eth) entry here and refer to
stmmac.txt binding for common entry

>> This doesn't sound like the clock input signal name...
>>> > + Should be "tx-clk" for the MAC TX clock.
>>> > + Should be "rx-clk" for the MAC RX clock.
>> How can other DWMAC blocks not have these clocks? The glue can't really
>> add these clocks. It could combine them into one or a new version of
>> DWMAC could have a different number of clock inputs. So if there is
>> variation here, then some of the bindings are probably wrong. I guess
>> the only change I'm suggesting is possibly moving these into common
>> binding doc.
> The LPC18xx implementation probably have these clocks as well but the
> LPC1850 user manual only documents the main clock. Someone with access
> to the IP block doc from Synopsys should be able to check which clocks
> the MAC really needs.
> Rockchip bindings have two clocks named "mac_clk_rx" and "mac_clk_tx".
> These are probably the same as stm32 needs so maybe use these names
> and move them into the main doc and update the rockchip binding.
I think we can use same name. But I have a doubt on moving it in a
common bindings (maybe I don't well understood). When you say "common
binding file" is it "stmmac.txt" binding ? If yes does it mean that we
have to control it inside stmmac driver (no more in glue) ? In this
case those clocks will become "required" for stm32 and rockship but
not for others chip. It could create confusion?

Best regards


> regards,
> Joachim Eastwood