Re: [PATCH 1/2] dt/bindings: Add bindings for Broadcom STB DRAM Sensors

From: Markus Mayer
Date: Wed May 03 2017 - 18:29:20 EST

Hi Rob,

On 27 April 2017 at 15:00, Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 04/27/2017 02:57 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
>>>>> +Optional properties:
>>>>> + - cell-index: the index of the DPFE instance; will default to 0 if not set
>> Don't use cell-index. It's not a valid property for FDT (only real
>> OpenFirmware).
> My bad, I was advising Markus to use this property since it was largely
> used throughout Documentation/devicetree/bindings/. What would be a more
> appropriate way to have the same information? Aliases?

Hopefully this will be the last time we need to pester you about this.
What should we be using instead of cell-index to identify multiple
instances of a device?

To give you an idea of what the code looks like right now:

ret = of_property_read_u32(dev->of_node, "cell-index", &index);
if (ret)
index = 0;
dev_set_name(dpfe_dev, "dpfe%u", index);
ret = device_register(dpfe_dev);

Enumerating the devices like this is what we are after.