Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] Introduce IEP driver and packet timestamping support

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On 08/08/2023 15:18, Md Danish Anwar wrote:
> On 08/08/23 5:38 pm, Conor Dooley wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 07, 2023 at 04:30:43PM +0530, MD Danish Anwar wrote:
>>> This series introduces Industrial Ethernet Peripheral (IEP) driver to
>>> support timestamping of ethernet packets and thus support PTP and PPS
>>> for PRU ICSSG ethernet ports.
>>> This series also adds 10M full duplex support for ICSSG ethernet driver.
>>> There are two IEP instances. IEP0 is used for packet timestamping while IEP1
>>> is used for 10M full duplex support.
>>> This is v2 of the series [v1]. It addresses comments made on [v1].
>>> This series is based on linux-next(#next-20230807). 
>>> Changes from v1 to v2:
>>> *) Addressed Simon's comment to fix reverse xmas tree declaration. Some APIs
>>>    in patch 3 and 4 were not following reverse xmas tree variable declaration.
>>>    Fixed it in this version.
>>> *) Addressed Conor's comments and removed unsupported SoCs from compatible
>>>    comment in patch 1. 
>> I'm sorry I missed responding there before you sent v2, it was a bank
>> holiday yesterday. I'm curious why you removed them, rather than just
>> added them with a fallback to the ti,am654-icss-iep compatible, given
>> your comment that "the same compatible currently works for all these
>> 3 SoCs".
> I removed them as currently the driver is being upstreamed only for AM654x,
> once I start up-streaming the ICSSG driver for AM64 and any other SoC. I will
> add them here. If at that time we are still using same compatible, then I will
> modify the comment otherwise add new compatible.
> As of now, I don't see the need of adding other SoCs in iep binding as IEP
> driver up-streaming is only planned for AM654x as of now.

But, is there any difference in IEP hardware/driver for the other SoCs?
AFAIK the same IP is used on all SoCs.

If there is no hardware/code change then we don't need to introduce a new compatible.
The comment for all SoCs can already be there right from the start.


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