Re: [RFC PATCH 23/30] of/platform: Export of_platform_device_create_pdata()
From: Kishon Vijay Abraham I
Date: Tue Jun 11 2019 - 00:44:37 EST
On 10/06/19 11:13 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 7:19 AM Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> Export of_platform_device_create_pdata() to be used by drivers to
>> create child devices with the given platform data. This can be used
>> by platform specific driver to send platform data core driver. For e.g.,
>> this will be used by TI's J721E SoC specific PCIe driver to send
>> ->start_link() ops and ->is_link_up() ops to Cadence core PCIe driver.
> of_platform_device_create_pdata() is purely for legacy handling of
> auxdata which is something I hope to get rid of someday. Or to put it
> another way, auxdata use is a sign of platforms not fully converted to
All right. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts.
We've modeled Cadence PCIe core as a separate driver and for some of the
functionalities (for example starting LTSSM or checking link status) it has to
invoke the wrapper driver functions (The registers for these are present in
wrapper and not in Cadence Core). In the case of Designware, we modeled DWC
core as a library which provided APIs to be used by wrapper driver. Now that
Rob is not inclined for passing platform data from one driver to another (in
this case TI specific J721E driver to Cadence PCIe driver), should we model
Cadence core also as a library? If you agree, I can prepare patches for making
Cadence PCIe core as a library. Please let me know your thoughts.