Re: [PATCH v1 3/5] arm64: dts: ti: add verdin am62

From: Francesco Dolcini
Date: Tue May 30 2023 - 13:17:26 EST

On Tue, May 30, 2023 at 11:53:51AM -0500, Nishanth Menon wrote:
> On 18:36-20230530, Francesco Dolcini wrote:
> > On Tue, May 30, 2023 at 07:10:44AM -0500, Nishanth Menon wrote:
> > > On 16:36-20230524, Francesco Dolcini wrote:
> > > > +/* Verdin I2C_2_DSI */
> > > > +&main_i2c2 {
> > > > + status = "okay";
> > >
> > > Here and few other dtsis:
> > > you should set status along with pinmux.
> > This is already done in the SoM dtsi, same applies to the other comment
> > you have on this pinmux topic.
> >
> > To rephrase what's hopefully is already written in the commit
> > message/series description, or at least it was in my intention.
> >
> > The system is modular, with multiple SoM variant and multiple carrier
> > boards. Standard interfaces are defined at the family level, e.g.
> > already in the SoM, in the carrier board DT file peripherals are just
> > enabled, the pinmux is already defined in the common som.dtsi [1][2][3]
> > files and the carrier board just use those unless there is some kind of
> > non-standard deviation.
> >
> > This prevents duplication and simplify writing device tree file for board
> > that use standard Verdin family interfaces. This should be visible
> > looking at this series in which 3 different boards (Dev, Yavia and
> > Dahlia) are added.
> It helps clarity if the node is marked "okay" when all the necessary
> properties required for operation (in this case pinmux) is enabled. I
> don't see a big change as a result. Just stops people from hunting for
> where pinmux is actually done.

I would disagree here, I would prefer to keep this as it is.
Of course, doing the change you request here is trivial, just some copy

The pinctrl is not all the necessary properties, you still need go
hunting on the dtsi includes hierarchy to see that everything is there.
And I think this is just fine, we do this just to avoid duplicating
common stuff.

What you get for sure is information duplication, with all the
interfaces that are enabled getting the same pinctrl on
multiple files.

Just on this series you have 3 carrier boards, we have 1 more we should
just send and they all share mostly the same pinmux.
... And the Verdin AM62 is really a very brand new product.

>From my point of view I would also lose some clarity, since the current
structure, at least to some extent, helps understanding when a carrier
board is deviating from the family specification.

I hope this explanation gives some more context.