Re: [PATCH 01/10] dt: bindings: clock: add mtmips SoCs clock device tree binding documentation

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On 21.03.2023 11:04, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
On 21/03/2023 08:39, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:

arch/mips/ralink/mt7620.c:      rt_sysc_membase =

That's the reason I also used prefix ralink for the rest.

Does it make sense to you to maintain this one as ralink,mt7620a-sysc
and add the following with mediatek prefix?


That would be weird IMHO.

What exactly would be weird? Did you read the discussion about vendor
prefix from Arinc? mt7620 is not a Ralink product, so what would be
weird is to use "ralink" vendor prefix. This was never a Ralink. However
since there are compatibles using "ralink" for non-ralink devices, we
agreed not to change them.

These though use at least in one place mediatek, so the above argument
does not apply. (and before you say "but they also use ralink and
mediatek", it does not matter - it is already inconsistent thus we can
choose whatever we want and ralink is not correct).

My argument was that your point being Ralink is now Mediatek, thus there
is no conflict and no issues with different vendor used. It's the next
best thing to be able to address the inconsistency, call everything of
the MTMIPS platform ralink on the compatible strings.

And how does it help consistency? The mt7620 is used also with mediatek
prefix and adding more variants of realtek does not make the
inconsistency smaller. It's still inconsistent.

If we take the calling new things mediatek route, we will never get to
the bottom of fixing the naming inconsistency.

All new things, so new SoCs, should be called mediatek, because there is
no ralink and mediatek is already used for them. So why some new
Mediatek SoCs are "mediatek" but some other also new SoCs are "ralink"?

You can do nothing (and no actual need) about existing inconsistency...

I couldn't change ralink -> mediatek because company acquisitions don't grant the change. I don't see any reason to prevent changing mediatek -> ralink without breaking the ABI on the existing schemas.


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