[PATCH] drm: rcar-du: Add r8a77980 support

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Sep 12 12:03:19 UTC 2019

Hi Kieran,

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:26 PM Kieran Bingham
<kieran.bingham+renesas at ideasonboard.com> wrote:
> (pulling in +Geert for his opinion on compatible string usages)
> On 12/09/2019 11:00, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:> Hello!
> > On 11.09.2019 22:25, Kieran Bingham wrote:
> >> Add direct support for the r8a77980 (V3H).
> >>
> >> The V3H shares a common, compatible configuration with the r8a77970
> >> (V3M) so that device info structure is reused.
> >
> >    Do we really need to add yet another compatible in this case?
> > I just added r8a77970 to the compatible prop in the r8a77980 DT. That's why
> > a patch like this one didn't get posted by me.
> It's not just about the compatible string for me here,
> There is no indication in the driver that it supports the r8a77980, and
> no comment in the driver to explain that the r8a77980 is shared by the
> r8a77970.
> This patch makes that explicit at the driver.
> Also - I am considering sending a patch (that I've already created
> anyway) to remove the r8a77970 reference from the
>   arch/arm64/boot/dts/renesas/r8a77980.dtsi file.
> This is the *only* non r8a77980 reference in this file, so it seems very
> out of place.


> In fact more so than that - except for a seemingly glaring typo, that
> I'll investigate and send a patch for next, this is the *only* cross-soc
> compatible reference:
> #!/bin/sh
> files=r8a77*.dtsi
> for f in $files;
> do
>         soc=`basename $f .dtsi | sed 's/-.*//'`
>         echo "F: $f soc: $soc";
>         # Find all references to all socs, then hide 'this' soc
>         grep r8a77 $f | grep -v $soc

This hides the complete line.  So you better use e.g.

    sed -e "s/$soc/soc/ig" $f | grep -i r8a

instead.  No new offenders, though.

> done;



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