dm driver probe and dm question

Heinrich Schuchardt xypron.glpk at
Sun Feb 27 09:29:14 CET 2022

On 2/26/22 20:11, Tim Harvey wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 11:31 PM Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at> wrote:
>> On 2/26/22 02:51, Tim Harvey wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> I've got an octeontx board which uses driver model
>>> (CONFIG_DM/CONFIG_DM_I2C) but I find that the 'i2c_octeon' driver does
>>> not probe automatically on boot until I do something like an 'i2c dev
>>> 0 && i2c probe'.
>>> What would cause the i2c_octeon driver to not automatically probe?
>> It is the general design of U-Boot's driver model to use late probing.
>> This reduces the boot time.
>> Cf.
> Heinrich,
> Thanks for the explanation. Is there any way to make a dm driver force
> its probe in the case of being vital for board startup? How does this
> work for UCLASS_PMIC devices that are vital to board operation?

Many board files call pmic_get() and pmic_probe() which triggers probing
the PMIC driver, e.g.


     p = pmic_get("MC34VR500");
     ret = pmic_probe(p);

Drivers may set

In the device-tree you could use u-boot,dm-pre-reloc.


Best regards


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