[U-Boot] [RFC PATCH] net: designware: drop compatible altr, socfpga-stmmac
Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Wed Sep 4 05:59:01 UTC 2019
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hershberger <joe.hershberger at ni.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:10 AM
> To: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
> Cc: Ralph Siemsen <ralph.siemsen at linaro.org>; Joseph Hershberger <joseph.hershberger at ni.com>; u-
> boot at lists.denx.de; linux-snps-arc at lists.infradead.org; Eugeniy Paltsev <Eugeniy.Paltsev at synopsys.com>
> Subject: Re: [U-Boot] [RFC PATCH] net: designware: drop compatible altr, socfpga-stmmac
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 3:07 AM Alexey Brodkin
> <Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com> wrote:
> > Hi Ralph,
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ralph Siemsen <ralph.siemsen at linaro.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 9:43 PM
> > > To: u-boot at lists.denx.de; Joe Hershberger <joe.hershberger at ni.com>; Alexey Brodkin
> > > <abrodkin at synopsys.com>; Vlad Zakharov <vzakhar at synopsys.com>
> > > Cc: Ralph Siemsen <ralph.siemsen at linaro.org>
> > > Subject: [RFC PATCH] net: designware: drop compatible altr,socfpga-stmmac
> > >
> > > The same compatible = "altr,socfpga-stmmac" appears in both
> > > drivers/net/designware.c and drivers/net/dwmac_socfgpa.c,
> > > creating ambiguity in which driver will be bound.
> > >
> > > For Intel/Altera SoC devices, dwmac_socfpga.c is the correct driver.
> > > So drop the compatible string from designware.c.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Ralph Siemsen <ralph.siemsen at linaro.org>
> > > ---
> > > This compatible string also appears in: axs10x_mb.dtsi and hsdk.dts.
> > > Maintainers of those boards have been copied, kindly review.
> > Thanks for this clean-up.
> > Speaking about AXS10x board where we do have DW GMAC
> > I cannot recall the reason I chose to use "altr,socfpga-stmmac"
> > for the board here  3 years ago.
> > But given we don't have any special quirks implemented whatever
> > is the most generic DW GMAC compatible string is should be good for us.
> > Joe, could you please suggest if we need to use just "st,stm32-dwmac"
> > or add our own compatible as the ASIC is not from ST obviously but
> > an FPGA with Synopsys ARC SoC?
> I think we should only be using what Linux does, so I'm afraid I have
> to defer to what exists in the DTs there.
In the Linux kernel we use "snps,dwmac", see .
But maybe we need to switch to "snps,dwmac-3.70a" even as what we really have is 3.73a.
While in U-Boot we don't have either one, the most generic is "st,stm32-dwmac", see .
So maybe we want to add at least "snps,dwmac".
@Jose Abreu could you please confirm if "snps,dwmac-3.70a" is OK for GMAC IP v3.73a?
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