Re: [PATCH 03/13] RTC: ds1307: Add DS1341 specific power-saving options
From: Alexandre Belloni
Date: Wed Jul 20 2016 - 11:39:00 EST
On 20/07/2016 at 07:36:55 -0700, Andrey Smirnov wrote :
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 2:02 AM, Alexandre Belloni
> <alexandre.belloni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 19/07/2016 at 16:56:56 -0700, Andrey Smirnov wrote :
> >> >> I don't see any value in doing that, could you give me a realistic
> >> >> example of a scenario in which a user would want to spend some of
> >> >> uptime with RTC oscillator fault detection/glitch filtering disabled
> >> >> and then enable it?
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Well, the issue is not being dynamic, it is differentiating between
> >> > hardware description and user configuration. Configuration must not be in
> >> > DT.
> >> Why? And I don't mean in a generic sense, but in this particular case.
> >> What is gained by not having this bit of configuration, whose only
> >> consumer is the driver, in the device tree file?
> > Because configuration doesn't belong to DT. DT is about hardware
> > description, not configuration.
> That doesn't really answer my question. You just re-iterating some
> maxim without explaining what is the point behind applying it.
Well, that is from the device tree specification and how the device tree
maintainers want it...
Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering