Re: [PATCH v7 1/6] dt-bindings: mailbox: allow mbox-cells to be equal to 0
From: Jassi Brar
Date: Thu Jul 26 2018 - 07:36:53 EST
On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM, A.s. Dong <aisheng.dong@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> From: Jassi Brar [mailto:jassisinghbrar@xxxxxxxxx]
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>> To: Oleksij Rempel <o.rempel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Shawn Guo <shawnguo@xxxxxxxxxx>; Fabio Estevam
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>> Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/6] dt-bindings: mailbox: allow mbox-cells to be
>> equal to 0
>> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Oleksij Rempel <o.rempel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > From: Dong Aisheng <aisheng.dong@xxxxxxx>
>> > Mailbox devices may have only one channel which means the mbox-cells
>> > at least 1 does not make sense for this type devices. Let's remove
>> > that limitation to allow the mbox-cells to be equal to 0.
>> But please realise that you'll have to write more code -- implement your own
>> of_xlate() callback.
>> Most developers would prefer to call the only channel as channel number 0,
>> and use the common of_xlate implementation.
> Yes, that's true because the common of_xlate assuming the mbox-cells is 1.
> And there's already such users:
You mean that is a good thing, right?