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Date:	Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:03:04 +0000
From:	André Przywara <andre.przywara@....com>
To:	Andreas Färber <afaerber@...e.de>,
	linux-meson@...glegroups.com
Cc:	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
	devicetree <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	Matthias Brugger <mbrugger@...e.com>,
	Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@....com>,
	Ian Campbell <ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>,
	Nicolas Saenz <nicolassaenzj@...il.com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Kumar Gala <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	Carlo Caione <carlo@...one.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] ARM64: dts: amlogic: Extend GXBaby GIC node

On 01/03/16 23:31, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Am 01.03.2016 um 13:43 schrieb Andre Przywara:
>> On 01/03/16 11:18, Andreas Färber wrote:
>>> Am 01.03.2016 um 12:01 schrieb Andre Przywara:
>>>> On 29/02/16 23:44, Andreas Färber wrote:
>>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-gxbb.dtsi b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-gxbb.dtsi
>>>>> index 0ae089bd1806..5088ae3ff653 100644
>>>>> --- a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-gxbb.dtsi
>>>>> +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-gxbb.dtsi
>>>>> @@ -117,7 +117,9 @@
>>>>>  		gic: interrupt-controller@...01000 {
>>>>>  			compatible = "arm,cortex-a15-gic", "arm,cortex-a9-gic";
>>>>
>>>> I think "arm,gic-400" is the name to use here these days, especially for
>>>> arm64.
>>>
>>> I took what /proc/device-tree showed on Android and verified that this
>>> compatible is in use in mainline.
>>
>> Some vendor Android kernel is not a good reference for mainline work ;-)
>> Better look at other DTs in arch/arm64/boot/dts.
> 
> Yes, that's what "in use in mainline" refers to:
> 
> $ git grep "cortex-a15-gic" -- arch/arm64/boot/dts/ | grep -v gic-400
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/apm/apm-shadowcat.dtsi: compatible =
> "arm,cortex-a15-gic";
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/apm/apm-storm.dtsi: compatible = "arm,cortex-a15-gic";
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/arm/foundation-v8.dts: compatible =
> "arm,cortex-a15-gic", "arm,cortex-a9-gic";
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/arm/rtsm_ve-aemv8a.dts: compatible =
> "arm,cortex-a15-gic", "arm,cortex-a9-gic";
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/nvidia/tegra132.dtsi: compatible = "arm,cortex-a15-gic";

Which is mainly because those DTs predate the introduction of
"arm,gic-400". Other DTs kept the cortex strings in additionally to stay
compatible with older kernels.

>> You could keep "arm,cortex-a15-gic" in there if you care about
>> compatibility with older (vendor) kernels, but I guess there are other
>> issues which prevent this anyway, so you could drop this as well.
> 
> Yeah, I don't care about backwards compatibility with downstream
> kernels, they use weird compatible strings with spaces anyway.

So please drop it and use only "arm,gic-400" to be in line with all the
other more recent SoCs.

Thanks!
Andre

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