Re: [PATCH] dt-bindings: Add bindings for aliases node
From: Stephen Boyd
Date: Tue Oct 09 2018 - 01:57:32 EST
Quoting Matthias Kaehlcke (2018-09-25 14:02:55)
> Add a global binding for the 'aliases' node. This includes an initial list
> of standardized alias names for some hardware components that are commonly
> found in 'aliases'.
> Signed-off-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/aliases.txt | 47 +++++++++++++++++++
Any chance we can get a documentation update for the devicetree spec as
> 1 file changed, 47 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/aliases.txt
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/aliases.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/aliases.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..d64ed1c7eb34
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/aliases.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
> +The aliases node
> +The aliases node contains properties that represent aliases to device tree
> +nodes. The name of the property is the alias name, the value is the path of
> +a the device tree node that corresponds to the alias. The path may be
> +specified as a string or a phandle.
> +Alias names are often suffixed with a numeric ID, especially when there may
> +be multiple instances of the same type. The ID typically corresponds to the
> +hardware layout, it may also be used by drivers for a stable mapping of
> +device names and hardware entities.
Indicate the numeric ID is a u32 or something like that?
> +Alias names
> +The devicetree specification doesn't require the use of specific alias
> +names to refer to hardware entities of a given type, however the Linux
> +kernel aims for a certain level of consistency.
> +The following standardized alias names shall be used for their
> +corresponding hardware components:
> + bluetoothN Bluetooth controller
Can we use syntax like:
to indicate that <N> is an unsigned integer?
> + ethernetN Ethernet interface
> + gpioN GPIO controller
> + i2cN i2c bus
> + mmcN MMC bus
> + rtcN Real time clock
> + serialN UART port
> + spiN SPI bus
> + wifiN Wireless network interface
> +The above list is not exhaustive and will be extended over time. Please
> +send patches to devicetree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you think a hardware
> +component and its alias name should be on the list.