[PATCH 09/14] at91: switch pit timer to early platform devices
plagnioj at jcrosoft.com
Fri Apr 29 04:31:22 EDT 2011
On 23:08 Thu 28 Apr , Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at arm.linux.org.uk> [110428 04:32]:
> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 01:23:03PM +0200, Andrew Victor wrote:
> > > hi,
> > >
> > > > this will allow to specify the resources per soc
> > > >
> > > > as the 5series use a different start address for the pit
> > >
> > > I really don't see the fascination with early platform_devices for timer.
> > > A sys_timer is initialized way earlier, and there are surely cleaner
> > > ways to just pass a "base address" through to the driver.
> > > The interrupt is always AT91_ID_SYS on all chips, so there is no point
> > > making it configurable.
> > Me too - it looks like this early device stuff is heading in the
> > wrong direction.
> Me too. Most of the stuff can be initialized much later and really
> only timer and interrupts are needed early. Sure there are easily
> dependencies to clock framework etc, but only those clocks need
> to be initialized.
I agree too
that's why I just do timer, interrupt, earlyprintk and clocks
the rest no need to be so early
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