[PATCH v1 4/5] net: macb: Compatible as per device tree

Michael Walle michael at walle.cc
Thu Nov 11 13:54:41 CET 2021

> > If Linux driver does not need to be updated to support MPFS macb using
> > existing compatible string but U-Boot driver has to, something is
> > wrong on the U-Boot macb driver side.
> >
> > Would you please reconsider the whole changes?
> >
> We submitted patches(v1, v2) last year for the U-Boot MACB update for
> 64-bit DMA access same like Linux MACB driver using "#ifdef
> CONFIG_DMA_ADDR_T_64BIT" but one of the reviewer wanted to check 64-bit DMA
> support at runtime instead of #ifdef and we updated the macb driver based
> on the design config debug6 register of MACB hardware which supports 32-bit
> or 64-bit DMA in patch(v3) but the SiFive FU540 MACB didn't work then the
> reviewer suggested use compatible string instead of design config register
> and updated same in patch(v4), these changes were tested and acknowledged
> them at Patch v6.

I agree with Bin here. You shouldn't introduce a new compatible just for
u-boot. If you need one, please to it first in linux and get an ACK there.
Or at least there should be patches for it pending in linux and it should
be likely, that they will be accepted.

Please work towards having one binding for u-boot and linux.


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