Re: [RFC/PATCH 2/5] device property: introduce notion of subnodes for legacy boards

From: Heikki Krogerus
Date: Tue Sep 25 2018 - 08:20:12 EST

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:45:43AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> I think we are talking about totally different use cases and that is why
> we are having hard time coming to a mutually agreeable solution. Could
> you please describe in more detail what you would like to achieve,
> and preferably show how it is described now with DT and/or ACPI, so that
> I have a better frame of reference.

Yes, of course. Sorry.

USB ports are devices that usually the USB controller drivers register
(or actually the USB core code). They are represented in both ACPI and
DT as child nodes of the controller device node. The USB connector OF
node is defined in file

In short, the controller drivers will request handle to a child node
that represents a port, and only after that register the actual port

The drivers I'm looking at currently are the USB Type-C port
controller drivers and the port manager (in Greg's usb-next or


The goal is simply to get rid of the platform data as usual, and
ideally so that we don't need any extra code in order to support the
"legacy" platforms.