Re: [PATCH 4.4.y-cip 0/3] ARM: dts: am335x: Replace numeric pinmux address with macro defines

Pavel Machek


On the other hand, I don't see any obvious benefit. Whether we use hex
constants or symbolic constants affects readability, but has no effect on

Do you have any patches on top of these that rely on symbolic constants in the
dts? Are there any changes in the generated .dtb?
What is the benefit of this series (besides cleanup)?
Thanks for your response!

If macros of numeric pinmux addresses is used, we don't need to see AM335X's Technical Reference Manual again and again to find out the meaning of each pinmux address, just check "am33xx.h". Besides, it helps us to configure module pin's for different device trees easily. For example of mii, If we want to configure module of mii pin, we check module in "am33xx.h" can pick register names we want to modify. It's hard to remember pin address number for the specific module to us.

If AM33XX_PADCONF is taken, we can make sure both of pin's direction and mux mode are actually set, and it helps us to debug.

We have many boards based on AM335x SoC. Some dts rely on symbolic constants and some dts are not. I think this patch series can let us develop boards with AM335x SoC easiler.
Aha, ok, having more boards like this certainly explains the
benefits. Thanks for an explanation.

I have applied patches, I'll run some basic tests and push the

Best regards,
DENX Software Engineering GmbH, Managing Director: Wolfgang Denk
HRB 165235 Munich, Office: Kirchenstr.5, D-82194 Groebenzell, Germany

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