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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:41:02 +0000
From:	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...aro.org>
To:	Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@...com>,
	Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@...gutronix.de>
Cc:	Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@...gutronix.de>,
	Rob Herring <robherring2@...il.com>,
	Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <m.chehab@...sung.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Sylwester Nawrocki <s.nawrocki@...sung.com>,
	Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@...asonboard.com>,
	Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@...sung.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-media@...r.kernel.org" <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>,
	"devicetree@...r.kernel.org" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	Philipp Zabel <philipp.zabel@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] [media]: of: move graph helpers from drivers/media/v4l2-core to drivers/of

On Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:18:20 +0200, Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@...com> wrote:
> On 08/03/14 13:41, Grant Likely wrote:
> 
> >> Ok. If we go for single directional link, the question is then: which
> >> way? And is the direction different for display and camera, which are
> >> kind of reflections of each other?
> > 
> > In general I would recommend choosing whichever device you would
> > sensibly think of as a master. In the camera case I would choose the
> > camera controller node instead of the camera itself, and in the display
> > case I would choose the display controller instead of the panel. The
> > binding author needs to choose what she things makes the most sense, but
> > drivers can still use if it it turns out to be 'backwards'
> 
> I would perhaps choose the same approach, but at the same time I think
> it's all but clear. The display controller doesn't control the panel any
> more than a DMA controller controls, say, the display controller.

In a sense it doesn't actually matter. You sensibly want to choose the
most likely direction that drivers would go looking for a device it
depends on, but it can be matched up at runtime regardless of the
direction chosen by the binding.

g.
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