Re: [PATCH 2/2] kbuild: Enable DT undocumented compatible checks

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Mar 16 2021 - 09:56:22 EST

Hi Rob,

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:38 AM Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> dt-validate has an option to warn on any compatible strings which don't
> match any schema. The option has recently been improved to fix false
> positives, so let's enable the option. This is useful for tracking
> compatibles which are undocumented or not yet converted to DT schema.
> Previously, the only check of undocumented compatible strings has been
> an imperfect check.
> The option is enabled by default for 'dtbs_check'. This will add more
> warnings, but some platforms are down to only a handful of these
> warnings (good job!).
> There's about 100 cases in the binding examples, so the option is
> disabled until these are fixed. In the meantime, they can be checked
> with:
> make DT_CHECKER_FLAGS=-m dt_binding_check
> Cc: Maxime Ripard <mripard@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Michal Marek <michal.lkml@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: linux-kbuild@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for your patch!

This causes lots of warning when using DT_SCHEMA_FILES, as all
compatible values in bindings not specified with DT_SCHEMA_FILES
become unknown.

Perhaps this should be disabled automatically when DT_SCHEMA_FILES
is specified?



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