Re: [PATCHv2] of: Add generic handling for ePAPR 1.1 fail-sss states

From: Tony Lindgren
Date: Thu Sep 08 2016 - 16:19:42 EST

* Frank Rowand <frowand.list@xxxxxxxxx> [160908 12:18]:
> > On 09/08/16 08:58, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >> Just to consider other ways of doing it, we could use the compatible
> >> flag to tag devices that need to be just idled on probe, but that does
> >> not seem like generic solution to me.
> >
> > Yuck. Again overloading a property to convey multiple pieces of
> > information.
> I should have been more explicit in that statement.
> If the hardware device does not have "wires" routed to a connector or
> bus then it is still the same device. Thus the compatible should be
> the same.
> The difference is the way the device is used in the SOC or board.

That is correct. The device is exactly the same.