Re: [PATCH v2 01/14] usb: phy: nop: Add device tree support andbinding information
From: Mark Rutland
Date: Mon Feb 11 2013 - 10:31:26 EST
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 03:14:26PM +0000, Roger Quadros wrote:
> On 02/11/2013 01:40 PM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 04:02:41PM +0000, Roger Quadros wrote:
> >> The PHY clock, clock rate, VCC regulator and RESET regulator
> >> can now be provided via device tree.
> >> Signed-off-by: Roger Quadros <rogerq@xxxxxx>
> >> Acked-by: Felipe Balbi <balbi@xxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> .../devicetree/bindings/usb/usb-nop-xceiv.txt | 34 ++++++++++++++++++
> >> drivers/usb/otg/nop-usb-xceiv.c | 36 +++++++++++++++----
> >> 2 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> >> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/usb/usb-nop-xceiv.txt
> >> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/usb/usb-nop-xceiv.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/usb/usb-nop-xceiv.txt
> >> new file mode 100644
> >> index 0000000..d7e2726
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/usb/usb-nop-xceiv.txt
> >> @@ -0,0 +1,34 @@
> >> +USB NOP PHY
> >> +
> >> +Required properties:
> >> +- compatible: should be usb-nop-xceiv
> > This might be better as "linux,usb-no-xceiv", given this is a Linux-specific
> > 'device'.
> > Saying that, I'm not sure I understand why this device needs to be instantiated
> > from devicetree. As I understand it from looking at the driver, it's purely a
> > Linux implementation detail used in the case of autonomous PHYs, and not an
> > actual piece of hardware or firmware system. I must admit to being unfamiliar
> > with this area of hardware, have I misunderstood somethign here?
> The PHY is a physical device and may need resources like power and clock to be functional.
> The only reason that driver is named NOP is that many USB controllers know how to talk to
> the standard PHYs and don't need any interface/management software.
Ok. That makes sense. Apologies for the noise.
> The PHY driver you are looking at most likely doesn't have the recent changes I wrote to
> manage the PHY clock/reset/power. i.e. patches 3, 4 and 5 in the series
> Before this, the ehci-omap driver was trying to manage the PHY power and reset, which was
Yes. That makes a lot more sense now.
Thanks for the info!
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/