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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:01:51 +0000
From:	Grant Likely <>
To:	Stephen Warren <>
Cc:	Laxman Dewangan <>,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] serial: tegra: add serial driver

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:31:34 -0700, Stephen Warren <> wrote:
> On 12/17/2012 10:10 AM, Grant Likely wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:40:49 +0530, Laxman Dewangan <> wrote:
> >> Nvidia's Tegra has multiple uart controller which supports:
> >> - APB dma based controller fifo read/write.
> >> - End Of Data interrupt in incoming data to know whether end
> >>   of frame achieve or not.
> >> - Hw controlled RTS and CTS flow control to reduce SW overhead.
> >> +static int __devinit tegra_uart_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >> +{
> >> +	struct tegra_uart_port *tup;
> >> +	struct uart_port *u;
> >> +	struct tegra_uart_platform_data *pdata = pdev->dev.platform_data;
> > 
> > Since this is a new driver, and all new board support will use device
> > tree, when would this platform_data pointer get set? Can you drop the
> > platform_data support code entirely?
> Aren't we still supposed to support platform data so that it can
> override what's in DT in order to fix up bad DTs? Or, has that
> requirement been dropped. If it has, we can drop a bunch of code from a
> variety of Tegra-specific drivers, I expect.

Do you have an actual user for this? If not, then don't borrow trouble.
Just drop it. Things like platform_data can always be added later only
if it is needed.


Grant Likely, B.Sc, P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies, Ltd.
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