[PATCH] drivers: brcmaxi: provide amba axi functionality in separate module

Jonas Gorski jonas.gorski at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 08:33:21 EDT 2011

On 21 April 2011 16:38, Arend van Spriel <arend at broadcom.com> wrote:
> Would it be possible to make chipcommon driver optional (not doing the
> initialization)?

This would need to be done on a per-device/bus basis, at least for
embedded. Consider the following setup (which is quite common for dual
band routers):

+- Common Core <- provides flash write access, GPIOs, watchdog, ...
+- 802.11 Core <- for 2.4Ghz wifi
+- PCIe Core
  + BCM43224
    +- Common Core
    +- 802.11 Core <- for 5Ghz wifi

(I omitted any cores not relevant for the example)

So eventually you want to able to drive both 802.11 cores, but can't
exclusively claim both common cores.


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