[U-Boot] Driver probing

Aaron Williams awilliams at marvell.com
Sat Jun 22 07:17:21 UTC 2019

Hi all,

I'm working on a driver for our ARM64 SOCs but am having an issue where the driver never gets probed. I added a bind function and the driver is getting bound and I have the appropriate entry in the device tree for it, but the probe function is never called.

This is a pseudo driver in that there is no actual underlying hardware for it so there is no underlying PCI device. I'm sorry for the poor formatting, but my employer's email system is unusable.

Any idea on why my driver is not getting probed? The compatible field should match and the driver is getting bound. The driver is a pseudo serial driver using shared memory for input.

I have the following entry in the device tree for a memory mapped region:

	bootcmd: pci-bootcmd at 0x03fff000 {
  /* remote bootcmd buffer location */
  compatible = "marvell,pci-bootcmd";
  reg = <0 0x03fff000 0 0x1000>;

My driver look like this:

static int octeontx_bootcmd_probe(struct udevice *dev)
	struct octeontx_bootcmd_data *bc;
	struct octeontx_pci_io_buf *buf;
	struct octeontx_bootcmd_platdata *plat = dev_get_platdata(dev);

	printf("%s(%s)\n", __func__, dev->name);
return 0;
static int octeontx_bootcmd_bind(struct udevice *dev)
	printf("%s(%s)\n", __func__, dev->name);
	return 0;

static const struct dm_serial_ops octeontx_bootcmd_ops = {
	.putc = octeontx_bootcmd_putc,
	.pending = octeontx_bootcmd_pending,
	.getc = octeontx_bootcmd_getc,

static const struct udevice_id octeontx_bootcmd_serial_id[] = {
	{ .compatible = "marvell,pci-bootcmd", },
	{ },

U_BOOT_DRIVER(octeontx_bootcmd) = {
	.name	= "pci-bootcmd",
	.of_match = of_match_ptr(octeontx_bootcmd_serial_id),
	.ofdata_to_platdata = of_match_ptr(octeontx_bootcmd_ofdata_to_platdata),
	.platdata_auto_alloc_size = sizeof(struct octeontx_bootcmd_platdata),
	.probe = octeontx_bootcmd_probe,
	.bind = octeontx_bootcmd_bind,
	.ops = &octeontx_bootcmd_ops,
	.priv_auto_alloc_size = sizeof(struct octeontx_bootcmd_data),
	.flags = DM_FLAG_PRE_RELOC,

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