Re: [PATCH] fsl/fman: remove of_node
From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Tue Oct 03 2017 - 09:00:46 EST
On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 08:49:31AM +0000, Madalin-cristian Bucur wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Miller [mailto:davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:05 AM
> > To: Madalin-cristian Bucur <madalin.bucur@xxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH] fsl/fman: remove of_node
> > From: Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur@xxxxxxx>
> > Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:31:37 +0300
> > > The FMan MAC driver allocates a platform device for the Ethernet
> > > driver to probe on. Setting pdev->dev.of_node with the MAC node
> > > triggers the MAC driver probing of the new platform device. While
> > > this fails quickly and does not affect the functionality of the
> > > drivers, it is incorrect and must be removed. This was added to
> > > address a report that DSA code using of_find_net_device_by_node()
> > > is unable to use the DPAA interfaces. Error message seen before
> > > this fix:
> > >
> > > fsl_mac dpaa-ethernet.0: __devm_request_mem_region(mac) failed
> > > fsl_mac: probe of dpaa-ethernet.0 failed with error -16
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur@xxxxxxx>
> > Is the DSA issue no longer something we need to be concerned
> > about? If not, why? You have to explain this.
> My patch removes the of_node that was set to a device that was not an
> of_device, preventing duplicated probing of both the real of_device
> and the "fake" one created through this assignment.
> I understand that the DSA issue that triggered the initial change
> was related to DSA finding the network devices using
> of_find_net_device_by_node(), something that will not work for the
> DPAA case where the netdevice does not have an of_node. I do not know
> enough about DSA to come up with a solution for this problem now.
> Andrew, Florian, can you please comment on this?
I guess the real fix is to throw away the platform device. But that is
a big change.
I've not looked at the code in detail. Why is the platform device