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Date:	Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:22:52 +0200
From:	Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@...com>
To:	Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@...asonboard.com>
CC:	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...aro.org>,
	Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@...gutronix.de>,
	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>,
	Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@...sung.com>,
	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>,
	<devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	Guennadi Liakhovetski <g.liakhovetski@....de>,
	Philipp Zabel <philipp.zabel@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/3] [media] of: move graph helpers from drivers/media/v4l2-core
 to drivers/of

On 21/03/14 16:13, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> Hi Tomi,
> 
> On Friday 21 March 2014 15:37:17 Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
>> On 21/03/14 00:32, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
>>> The OF graph bindings documentation could just specify the ports node as
>>> optional and mandate individual device bindings to specify it as mandatory
>>> or forbidden (possibly with a default behaviour to avoid making all
>>> device bindings too verbose).
>>
>> Isn't it so that if the device has one port, it can always do without
>> 'ports', but if it has multiple ports, it always has to use 'ports' so
>> that #address-cells and #size-cells can be defined?
> 
> You can put the #address-cells and #size-cells property in the device node 
> directly without requiring a ports subnode.

Ah, right. So 'ports' is only needed when the device node has other
children nodes than the ports and those nodes need different
#address-cells and #size-cells than the ports.

In that case it sounds fine to leave it for the driver bindings to decide.

 Tomi



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