Re: [PATCH 4/4] serial/arc-uart: switch to devicetree based probing

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Sat Feb 09 2013 - 04:29:02 EST

On Saturday 09 February 2013, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> On Saturday 09 February 2013 04:31 AM, Grant Likely wrote:
> > On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:50:23 +0530, Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> +- clock-frequency : the input clock frequency for the UART
> >> +- baud : baud rate for UART
> > change 'baud' to 'current-speed'. There is already precedence for this
> > with other serial devices.
> While I'm OK with this - I can only see of_serial.c following the rule :-)
> More importantly I'm not clear about the logistics of this fix. Obviously this has
> a bearing on DT files in arch/arc/boot/*. So are such changes (platform + driver)
> routed thru the subsystem tree or the arch tree or bits from both with
> bisectability not considered - which feels wrong. We have to also consider the
> fact that Greg has closed the tty/serial for 3.9. So while I have no objection to
> your comment, it seems that the it needs to wait till 3.9-rc1 - or is there an
> alternate way.

I'd consider this one a bug fix, so while Greg is not accepting any new
features for the serial tree, I think it should still get in that way
and should not be controversial as an add-on change.

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