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Date:	Sat, 09 Feb 2013 18:05:58 +0100
From:	Sylwester Nawrocki <sylvester.nawrocki@...il.com>
To:	Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@...il.com>
CC:	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...hat.com>,
	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...retlab.ca>,
	Rob Herring <rob.herring@...xeda.com>,
	Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
	Benoit Thebaudeau <benoit.thebaudeau@...ansee.com>,
	David Hardeman <david@...deman.nu>,
	Trilok Soni <tsoni@...eaurora.org>,
	Sylwester Nawrocki <s.nawrocki@...sung.com>,
	Matus Ujhelyi <ujhelyi.m@...il.com>,
	devicetree-discuss@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-media@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] media: rc: gpio-ir-recv: add support for device tree
 parsing

On 02/09/2013 01:45 AM, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..8589f30
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/gpio-ir-receiver.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,16 @@
>>> +Device-Tree bindings for GPIO IR receiver
>>> +
>>> +Required properties:
>>> + - compatible = "gpio-ir-receiver";
>>> + - gpios: OF device-tree gpio specification.
>>> +
>>> +Optional properties:
>>> + - linux,rc-map-name: Linux specific remote control map name.
>>> +
>>> +Example node:
>>> +
>>> + ir: ir-receiver {
>>> + compatible = "gpio-ir-receiver";
>>> + gpios =<&gpio0 19 1>;
>>> + linux,rc-map-name = "rc-rc6-mce";
>>
>> Please change this to:
>> linux,rc-map-name = RC_MAP_RC6_MCE;
>>
>> (as defined at include/media/rc-map.h).
>
> Mauro,
>
> this is not possible in device tree bindings. Device tree properties
> can only carry numeric or string types (and some other stuff) but no
> OS specific enumerations. So using strings is the only option here.
>
>> The idea of having those strings defined at the same header file is to:
>
> Unfortunately, device tree blobs don't know about linux header files.

I suppose this will change when it will be possible to run C pre-processor
on *.dts files. This is still under discussion though [1] and for the
device tree there will likely be separate copies of the header files
needed. Thus I guess explicit string names for now need to be used.

[1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg1458360.html

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