Re: [PATCH] arm/dt: tegra devicetree support

From: Grant Likely
Date: Wed Jul 20 2011 - 14:37:13 EST

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 05:03:55PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 08:37:19AM -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > Grant Likely wrote at Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:43 PM:
> > > + sound {
> > > + compatible = "nvidia,harmony-sound", "nvidia,tegra-wm8903";
> > I thought the sound bindings were still somewhat experimental and not
> > completely agreed upon. One issue I see is that Device Tree is
> > supposed to represent pure HW, rather than driver-required abstractions,
> > and at least the compatible name here is pretty Linux-driver-specific.
> The current decision is that the schematic for embedded audio hardware
> is sufficiently interesting to be considered hardware in its own right
> separately to the chips contained within it.

Correct. For complex composite devices like audio, it is completely
appropriate to have a root node that represents the entire complex and
how it is wired together.

The compatible property here definitely represents the hardware
because it reflects the sound infrastructure on the harmony board.

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