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Date:   Wed, 1 May 2019 15:22:00 -0500
From:   Rob Herring <robh@...nel.org>
To:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Cc:     Petr Štetiar <ynezz@...e.cz>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@...il.com>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Yisen Zhuang <yisen.zhuang@...wei.com>,
        Salil Mehta <salil.mehta@...wei.com>,
        Woojung Huh <woojung.huh@...rochip.com>,
        Microchip Linux Driver Support <UNGLinuxDriver@...rochip.com>,
        Kunihiko Hayashi <hayashi.kunihiko@...ionext.com>,
        Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>,
        Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@...aro.org>,
        Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
        Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@...il.com>,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
        Frank Rowand <frowand.list@...il.com>,
        Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@...aro.org>,
        Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@...tlin.com>,
        Alban Bedel <albeu@...e.fr>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] dt-bindings: doc: Reflect new NVMEM
 of_get_mac_address behaviour

On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 06:53:26PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 02:53:20PM +0200, Petr Štetiar wrote:
> > As of_get_mac_address now supports NVMEM under the hood, we need to update
> > the bindings documentation with the new nvmem-cell* properties, which would
> > mean copy&pasting a lot of redundant information to every binding
> > documentation currently referencing some of the MAC address properties.
> > 
> > So I've just removed all the references to the optional MAC address
> > properties and replaced them with the reference to the net/ethernet.txt
> > file.  While at it, I've also removed other optional Ethernet properties.
> 
> Hi Petr
> 
> I think each individual binding needs to give a hint if
> of_get_mac_address() is used, and hence if these optional properties
> are respected. The same is true for other optional properties. I don't
> want to have to look at the driver to know which optional properties
> are implemented, the binding should tell me. What the optional
> properties mean, and which order they are used in can then be defined
> in ethernet.txt.
> 
> So i would suggests something like:
> 
> The MAC address will be determined using the optional properties
> defined in ethernet.txt.
> 
> And leave all the other optional parameters in the bindings.

Yes. Generally we need to know which properties from a common pool of 
properties apply to a specific binding. Also there are typically 
additional constraints for a specific binding.

Rob

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