Re: [PATCH v6 1/4] dt-bindings: power: reset: add document for reboot-mode driver

From: Krzysztof Kozlowski
Date: Thu Mar 24 2016 - 03:48:22 EST

On 24.03.2016 16:27, Andy Yan wrote:
>>> +- mode-normal: Normal reboot mode, system reboot with command "reboot".
>>> +- mode-recovery: Android Recovery mode, it is a mode to format the
>>> device or update a new image.
>>> +- mode-bootloader: Android fastboot mode, it's a mode to re-flash
>>> partitions on the Android based device.
>>> +- mode-loader: A bootloader mode, it's a mode used to download image
>>> on Rockchip platform,
>>> + usually used in development.
>> The "bootloader" and "loader" examples are very confusing. Maybe just
>> name the first one as "mode-fastboot" and second as
>> "rockchip-download"? The term "loader" does not look for me as
>> anything related to uploading/downloading new firmware.
> About these two modes, we have a long discussion with Rob and John [0]
> We keep them as what you see now to keep compatibility with exiting
> devices.
> [0]

To me these names are non-obvious and I would rather expect choosing
meaningful names when putting something into the mainline. The user
(Android) will use this mainline kernel release in a year or more (3
years for vendors?), so it will have plenty of time to adopt. :)

But this was already discussed and you got ack from Rob, so let's move
on. I don't mind.

Best regards,