Re: [PATCH 02/11] dt-bindings: serial: snps-dw-apb-uart: Relax dma-names order constraint

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On Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 04:54:47PM +0100, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> On 17/03/2023 11:21, Cristian Ciocaltea wrote:
> > On 3/17/23 10:31, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> >> On 15/03/2023 12:47, Cristian Ciocaltea wrote:
> >>> Commit 370f696e4474 ("dt-bindings: serial: snps-dw-apb-uart: add dma &
> >>> dma-names properties") documented dma-names property to handle Allwiner
> >>> D1 dtbs_check warnings, but relies on a strict rx->tx ordering, which is
> >>> the reverse of what a different board expects:
> >>>
> >>>    rk3326-odroid-go2.dtb: serial@ff030000: dma-names:0: 'rx' was expected
> >>>
> >>> A quick and incomplete check shows the inconsistency is present in many
> >>> other DT files:
> >>
> >> Why not fixing the DTS? The properties should have fixed order.
> > 
> > I was initially concerned about the risk of a potential ABI breakage, 
> > but I think that's not really a problem since dma-names is not directly 
> > accessed in the driver and DT Kernel API doesn't rely on a particular order.
> > 
> > If there are no objections, I would switch the order in the binding to 
> > tx->rx, since that's what most of the DTS use, and fix the remaining ones.
> Since we added the order recently, I rather assume it is the correct or
> preferred one.

IIRC I checked around the other serial bindings & there was not a
consistent order that all serial bindings used, so I picked the order that
was used across the various allwinner boards that do use dma-names.

Before changing dts files, it's probably a good idea to make sure that
the dma-names are not used somewhere outside of Linux.


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