Re: [PATCH v3 00/19] ARM: dts: aspeed: updates and new machines

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Dec 20 2017 - 03:24:11 EST

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 4:37 AM, Joel Stanley <joel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Joel Stanley <joel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This series of device tree patches for the ASPEED BMC machines
>> moves all systems to use the soon to be merged clk driver, and
>> updates machines to use all of the drivers we have upstream.
>> v3: Address review from Rob and Cedric
>> - Move aspeed-gpio.h usage out into the patches where use of the GPIO
>> is added
>> - Clarify that the aspeed-clock.h patch will be merged as part of
>> the device tree tree. This is to ensure we don't depend on the clk
>> tree for building.
> Arnd, Michael, Stephen; how do we resolve this? We need the
> dt-bindings header to be present for both the clk driver and the
> device tree to build.
> The clk driver is not (yet - soon I hope?) merged by Michael and
> Stephen. I am about to commit the device tree changes that will go
> through the ARM SoC tree.

There are several options:

- avoid the use of the header and redefine the binding to have a
clear mapping between hardware clock lines and the numeric
representation. This works better for some SoCs than others,
- Don't use the constants in the dts files for now, but use the
numbers directly, and update the dts files for the next merge window
- merge only one side for 4.16, either the driver or the dts files,
and follow up with the other one in 4.17
- make one shared git branch that contains only the headers
and base both the driver and the dts files on that branch so you
get a single shared commit ID.

I'm fine with any of the above, please pick whatever suits you best.