Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] ata: ahci-platform: Add ports-implemented DT bindings.

From: Andy Gross
Date: Thu Mar 31 2016 - 14:24:23 EST

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 06:31:39PM +0100, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
> On some SOCs PORTS_IMPL register value is never programmed by the
> firmware and left at zero value. Which means that no sata ports are
> available for software. AHCI driver used to cope up with this by
> fabricating the port_map if the PORTS_IMPL register is read zero,
> but recent patch broke this workaround as zero value was valid for
> NVMe disks.
> This patch adds ports-implemented DT bindings as workaround for this issue
> in a way that DT can can override the PORTS_IMPL register in cases where
> the firmware did not program it already.
> Fixes: 566d1827df2e ("libata: disable forced PORTS_IMPL for >= AHCI 1.3)
> Signed-off-by: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Andy Gross <andy.gross@xxxxxxxxxx>