Re: [PATCHv2] drivers: bus: simple-pm-bus: Fix compatibility with simple-bus for auxdata

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 - 03:31:16 EST

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:33 AM Tony Lindgren <tony@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After converting am335x to probe devices with simple-pm-bus I noticed
> that we are not passing auxdata for of_platform_populate() like we do
> with simple-bus.
> While device tree using SoCs should no longer need platform data, there
> are still quite a few drivers that still need it as can be seen with
> git grep OF_DEV_AUXDATA. We want to have simple-pm-bus be usable as a
> replacement for simple-bus also for cases where OF_DEV_AUXDATA is still
> needed.
> Let's fix the issue by passing auxdata as platform data to simple-pm-bus.
> That way the SoCs needing this can pass the auxdata with OF_DEV_AUXDATA.
> And let's pass the auxdata for omaps to fix the issue for am335x.
> As an alternative solution, adding simple-pm-bus handling directly to
> drivers/of/platform.c was considered, but we would still need simple-pm-bus
> device driver. So passing auxdata as platform data seems like the simplest
> solution.
> Fixes: 5a230524f879 ("ARM: dts: Use simple-pm-bus for genpd for am3 l4_wkup")
> Signed-off-by: Tony Lindgren <tony@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Changes since v1: Updated description, added devicetree list to Cc

This looks fine to me for now

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

But I think we should take the time to discuss how to phase out auxdata
over time. There are still a number of users, but it's not that many in the
end. For some of them I see a clear solution, for other ones I do not:

lpc32xx: Used only for pl080 DMA data with the old method, needs to
be converted to use the proper DT binding that was added a few years

kirkwood: I don't see what this does at all, as there is no pdata, and
there is no clkdev lookup for "mvebu-audio"

orion: similar to kirkwood, these seem to have been added for
clkdev lookup, but the orion_clkdev_init() function seems to
not be called for the orion5x_dt variant.

omap2: I'll leave these for Tony to comment

spear3xx: pl022 and pl080 should just use the normal DT
binding, see lpc32xx.

u300: platform is scheduled for removal

integrator_ap: pl010_set_mctrl() needs a callback to
integrator_uart_set_mctrl(). I see no good alternative, but
a workaround might be to call into syscon directly from the
driver on versatile machines. For all I can tell, pl010 is only
used on versatile and ep93xx, so that would not harm a
commonly used driver.

versatile/integrator_cp: similar problem but for mmci, which is
used more widely. Used for card detection, which could
theoretically be implemented with a fake gpio driver, but that
might be excessive.

mips/pic32: used for setting up DMA for sdhci, could be done
in a platform-specific sdhci front-end.

arm-cci: used to pass cci address after ioremap(), avoiding
this would revert e9c112c94b01 ("perf/arm-cci: Untangle
global cci_ctrl_base").