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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:05:29 +0300
From:	Roger Quadros <rogerq@...com>
To:	Tony Lindgren <tony@...mide.com>
CC:	<dwmw2@...radead.org>, <computersforpeace@...il.com>,
	<ezequiel@...guardiasur.com.ar>, <javier@...hile0.org>,
	<fcooper@...com>, <nsekhar@...com>,
	<linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org>, <linux-omap@...r.kernel.org>,
	<devicetree@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/27] memory: omap-gpmc: mtd: nand: Support GPMC NAND
 on non-OMAP platforms

On 06/10/15 13:00, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * Roger Quadros <rogerq@...com> [151006 02:59]:
>> On 06/10/15 11:33, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>>> Does build and boot and use NAND work throughtout the series?
>>> Otherwise we'll have hard time bisecting anything..
>>
>> Yes it does with the following exceptions.
>>
>> - Patch 7 "memory: omap-gpmc: Remove NAND IRQ code" breaks prefetch-irq mode
>> but none of the boards seem to be using it so it shouldn't break NAND on existing boards.
>> At patch 9 "mtd: nand: omap2: manage NAND interrupts" prefetch-irq mode is working again.
>> Do you want me to squash patches 7,8,9 so that pre-fetch irq is not broken at any point?
> 
> OK, no that's fine, no need to squash them together then.
> 
>> - Then at patch 11 "mtd: nand: omap: Clean up device tree support" we break NAND on all DT
>> boards as we expect NAND to be a real child node with compatible id. Simply applying the
>> DT patch at this point makes it work again.
> 
> Hmm can we at least warn about incompatible DT entry when somebody boots
> with an older dtb?

Yes that could be done. It looks like we can use the missing compatible property to identify
that it is and old DT entry.

I'll send a v4 of patch 11.

cheers,
-roger


> 
>>>> Test procedure was to read an existing ubifs partition,
>>>> create a new one and read it back.
>>>>
>>>> Need you to Ack if it looks good.
>>>> Do you mind taking it via omap-soc once MTD maintainers ack their relevant parts?
>>>
>>> Sure. I'll try to do some testing on the series first too.
>>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>> Can the dts changes be merged separtely? Otherwise we'll have
>>> a dependency between dts branch and the GPMC/NAND changes.
>>
>> I'm afraid no. Patch 11 makes us incompatible with the old DT.
> 
> OK. If we can warn about that, then the out of tree users will
> have easier time to update their dts file.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tony
> 
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