Re: [PATCH 1/4] dt-bindings: usb: gpio-sbu-mux: Add OnSemi NB7VPQ904M mux

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On 30.03.2023 17:31, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 11:12:28PM +0100, Konrad Dybcio wrote:
>> The OnSemi NB7VPQ904M Type-C DP altmode redriver provides SBU signals
>> that can be used in with the gpio-sbu-mux driver. Document it.
>> Note that the -mux suffix is there to indicate that the gpio-sbu-mux
>> driver interacts with the mux part of this otherwise quite sophisticated
>> chip, leaving the "onnn,nb7vpq904m" compatible free for when a proper
>> driver taking care of all of the chip's capabilities is introduced.
> You should define a proper and complete binding. If you want to bind the 
> gpio-sbu-mux driver to it now until you have a proper driver then that's 
> fine. When you have such a driver, then you drop the compatible from the 
> gpio-sbu-mux driver.
Okay, that makes perfect sense and is good to know. Perhaps even worth
documenting somewhere.

I think I'll delay resending this and get an "actual" driver going.

> Note that having the fallback "gpio-sbu-mux" is somewhat problematic 
> because the kernel has no mechanism to ensure you bind the most specific 
> driver. For that to happen, it would have to support (automatically) 
> unbinding one driver and binding to the more specific driver since one 
> driver could be built-in and the other a module.
> Rob

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