Re: [PATCH v3 09/11] serial: 8250_lpss: move Quark code from PCI driver

From: Bryan O'Donoghue
Date: Wed May 04 2016 - 05:51:28 EST

On Wed, 2016-05-04 at 12:42 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Bryan O'Donoghue
> <pure.logic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Andy,
> >
> > If you are going to start removing working PCI devices from the PCI
> > config table in favour of a shim in SERIAL_8250_LPSS then the very
> > minimum should be some sort of dependency link between
> > SERIAL_8250_LPSS
> > and CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_PCI in kconfig.
> >
> > A user could reasonably read the QRK datasheet - switch on
> > CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_PCI and then wonder why no console output
> > happened
> > on boot. S/he shouldn't have to know that devices were moved from
> > the
> > PCI driver to an LPSS shim driver or that the 8250_lpss driver now
> > needs to be selected instead of the intuitively correct 8250_pci
> > driver.
> That is taken care of since default is set to SERIAL_8250 (you even
> don't need to have PCI driver enabled!).
> Doesn't work for you?

The default may be set to SERIAL_8250 but, without the QRK specific
entry in 8250_pci.c you won't get console output.

So if you are going to remove the QRK entry from 8250_pci.c and stuff
it into 8250_lpss.c then 8250_lpss needs to be selected by

Otherwise the person doing the config needs to know that stuff was
moved from one file to another - even though it's a PCI device (not an
LPSS/ACPI enumerated device) - which seems like an unreasonable level
of knowledge to assume on the part of the user.