Re: [PATCH 1/7] dt-bindings: Add DT bindings documentation for Allwinner Thermal Sensor Controller
From: Maxime Ripard
Date: Fri Aug 24 2018 - 10:58:45 EST
On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 04:27:15PM +0200, Emmanuel Vadot wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:07:37 +0200
> Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 07:41:22AM -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:17 AM Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Aug 04, 2018 at 09:03:49AM +0200, Emmanuel Vadot wrote:
> > > > > This patch adds documentation for Device-Tree bindings for the Allwinner
> > > > > Thermal Sensor Controller found on the H3, H5 and A64 SoCs
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Vadot <manu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > >
> > > > I'm not going to merge a binding for a device that doesn't have any
> > > > driver implemented at the moment in Linux.
> > >
> > > I'll take it then. Linux is not the only DT client.
> > Then don't complain if we ever have to break the ABI. We never tested
> > that hardware, never had any code running on it, and it *will* cause
> > some issues. For example, the calibration data have never been used
> > and how they should be represented have never been described, since no
> > one ever actually tried to use it.
> > And sure, Linux is not the only DT client. Just like FreeBSD isn't.
> What kind of data would you need for me to make things better ?
> We have the driver in FreeBSD for almost two years now, whne I started
> to see how to upstream it I noticed a lot of problems and spent 4 or 5
> days to try on all the SoCs mentionned in the serie, the only SoC I
> didn't include it the A83T as for some reason I couldn't make the
> driver work.
Do you have a link to that driver? How and how much did you test it?
Are you using the calibration data stored in the SID?
> I just hope that you understand that we cannot wait for Linux to
> have a driver to have some bindings.
Just like I'm sure you can understand that just merging the DT bits
without testing anything caused some troubles in the past, and I don't
want to discover it in a year from now.
Maxime Ripard, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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