Re: [PATCH 17/25] serial: sh-sci: Correct SCIF type on R-Car for BRG

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 10:30:33 EST

Hi Laurent,

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Laurent Pinchart
<laurent.pinchart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday 20 November 2015 08:46:56 Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
>> > On Thursday 19 November 2015 19:38:56 Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> >> The "renesas,scif" compatible value is currently used for the SCIF
>> >> variant in all Renesas SoCs of the R-Car family. However, the variant
>> >> used in the R-Car family is not the common "SH-4(A)" variant, but a
>> >> derivative with added "Baud Rate Generator for External Clock" (BRG),
>> >> which is also present in sh7734.
>> >
>> > Time to introduce a "renesas,scif-rcar" compatible string ? ;-)
>> >
>> > As the only DT-enabled platform to have a different SCIF type is r7s72100
>> > we could also consider just switching the regtype to
>> > SCIx_SH4_SCIF_BRG_REGTYPE for the generic "renesas,scif" entry as it's
>> > listed after the "renesas,scif- r7s72100" entry. That might cause an
>> > issue if we want to enable DT on arch/sh though, but even if that happens
>> > due to the J-Core processors I'd be surprised to see the old Renesas SH
>> > platforms being moved to DT.
>> I thought about that, but you never know in which out-of-tree BSP it ended
>> up being used, too. So better safe than sorry.
> Out-of-tree should be banned :-)
> More seriously, I suppose you wouldn't be thrilled by the idea of a
> "renesas,scif-rcar-gen2" ?

Nope. Note that it's also used in R-Car Gen 1 and Gen 3, and sh7734.



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