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Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 08:24:09 -0600
From: Ninad Palsule <>
To: Krzysztof Kozlowski <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 8/8] ARM: dts: aspeed: System1: PS, sensor and more

Hello Krzysztof,

On 12/14/23 01:24, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> On 13/12/2023 20:49, Ninad Palsule wrote:
>> Hello Krzysztof,
>> On 12/13/23 13:37, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>>> On 13/12/2023 20:02, Ninad Palsule wrote:
>>>> Hello Krzysztof,
>>>> On 12/12/23 14:26, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>>>>> On 12/12/2023 17:40, Ninad Palsule wrote:
>>>>>> This drop adds following devices in the device tree.
>>>>>> - EEPROM/VPD
>>>>>> - Power supplies
>>>>>> - Humidity, pressure and temperature sensors.
>>>>>> - Trusted platform module(TPM) chip
>>>>>> Tested:
>>>>>>        This board is tested using the simics simulator.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Ninad Palsule <>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>> Don't mix DTS with drivers. DTS and drivers go via different subsystems
>>>>> and cannot have dependencies, so why DTS is patch #6, then driver #7 and
>>>>> now again DTS #7?
>>>> There is a dependency on driver code as patch #8 uses the compatibility
>>>> string added in driver patch #7.  I have now moved driver patch at the
>>>> start. Is that ok? OR you are suggesting something else?
>>> First, there is no dependency. Second, except confusing order anyway DTS
>>> will go via separate trees. Third, again, there is no dependency. If
>>> there is, your patchset is broken and this needs to be fixed. Although I
>>> don't understand how new hardware can depend on driver... it's really odd.
>> Thanks for the quick response.
>> This board uses the nuvoton TPM device. The tpm devices uses
>> "nuvoton,npct75x" driver hence we added it in the device tree. If the
>> driver doesn't have this compatibility string then it won't load. So if
>> someone tries to use this board then tpm won't work unless the
> ... and if there is no board it also fails to load.
>> compatibility string is added in the driver. That is the dependency I am
>> talking about.
> This is not a dependency! It's unrelated.

ok, I will send it as a separate patch.

Thanks for the prompt reply.



> Best regards,
> Krzysztof

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