Re: [PATCH v3 06/14] Documentation: drm/bridge: add document for analogix_dp
From: Heiko Stuebner
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 - 09:03:46 EST
Am Montag, 24. August 2015, 20:48:01 schrieb Yakir Yang:
> å 08/24/2015 12:20 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski åé:
> > On 24.08.2015 11:42, Yakir Yang wrote:
> >> Hi Krzysztof,
> >> å 08/23/2015 07:43 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski åé:
> >>> 2015-08-24 8:23 GMT+09:00 Rob Herring <robherring2@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >>>> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Yakir Yang <ykk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>>> Analogix dp driver is split from exynos dp driver, so we just
> >>>>> make an copy of exynos_dp.txt, and then simplify exynos_dp.txt
> >>>>> Beside update some exynos dtsi file with the latest change
> >>>>> according to the devicetree binding documents.
> >>>> You can't just change the exynos bindings and break compatibility. Is
> >>>> there some agreement with exynos folks to do this?
> >>> No, there is no agreement. This wasn't even sent to Exynos maintainers.
> >> Sorry about this one, actually I have add Exynos maintainers in version
> >> 1 & version 2,
> >> but lose some maintainers in version 3, I would fix it in bellow
> >> versions.
> >>> Additionally the patchset did not look interesting to me because of
> >>> misleading subject - Documentation instead of "ARM: dts:".
> >>> Yakir, please:
> >>> 1. Provide backward compatibility. Mark old properties as deprecated
> >>> but still support them.
> >> Do you mean that I should keep the old properties declare in
> >> exynos-dp.txt,
> >> but just mark them as deprecated flag.
> > That is one of ways how to do this. However more important is that
> > driver should still support old bindings so such code:
> > - if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
> > + if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",
> > is probably wrong. Will the driver support old DTB in the same way as it
> > was supporting before the change?
> Okay, I got your means. So document is not the focus, the most important
> is that
> driver should support the old dts prop. If so the new analogix dp driver
> should keep
> the "samsung,color-space", rather then just mark it with [DEPRECATED] flag.
> But from your follow suggest, I think you agree to update driver code,
> and just mark
> old prop with deprecated flag. If so I think such code would not be wrong
> - if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
> + if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",
In a generic driver, the property should have either none, or the analogix
prefix. But DT-properties need to be backwards compatible, meaning an older
Exynos devicetree should run unmodified with a newer kernel.
So the common course of action is to mark the old one as deprecated but still
test for both, so something like:
if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",
if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
dev_err(dev, "failed to get color-space\n");
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