RE: [PATCH v5 06/11] dt-bindings: watchdog: Add HPE GXP Watchdog timer binding

From: Hawkins, Nick
Date: Tue Apr 26 2022 - 09:53:11 EST

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From: Krzysztof Kozlowski [mailto:krzysztof.kozlowski@xxxxxxxxxx]
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 06/11] dt-bindings: watchdog: Add HPE GXP Watchdog timer binding

On 26/04/2022 15:21, Hawkins, Nick wrote:
>>> How is this h/w controlled? I'm guessing it's part of the timer? If so, you don't need this node. A single node can implement multiple functions.
>> It is associated with the timer because of the shared register set. Based on feedback from Krzysztof I need to create a child node for gxp-timer. I therefore will remove this file and move gxp-wdt to the hpe,gxp-timer.yaml as a child node.

>I have impression my feedback was about mapping entire address space, not few registers of watchdog:

>However later during talks it turned out that the address space is heavily shared.

>BTW, do you see my comments in the email I linked above? This v5 makes the same mistake. We talked about this already, so please make note of comments you receive and implement them.


Apologies, I did miss the comment about the double spacing around the label and the label not being necessary. I will not make this mistake again. I became focused about the comment of mapping an entire register space which indirectly lead me on to the path which I am now having the gxp-timer have the gxp-wdt as a child. To be specific the feedback I was speaking of above was about the gxp-timer which is here: That is the children must be defined for a simple-mfd device. Hence the plan I have now is to remove the hpe,gxp-wdt.yaml entirely and include it in the hpe,gxp-timer.yaml. I assume that is the correct thing to do?

Thank you for your time and feedback,