[PATCH 02/17] ARM clps711x: Added Cirrus Logic EP7312 CPU variant
Russell King - ARM Linux
linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Sat Apr 21 08:20:45 EDT 2012
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:11:35PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Saturday 21 April 2012, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > That's where we used to put truely hardware dependent stuff, rather than
> > machine type stuff when the structure was first implemented. At that time
> > we had a number of different mach-* directories wanting to share things
> > like the acorn IOC/IOMD stuff, and there's also sharing of definitions
> > between CLPS711x and EP93xx.
> > That was long before we invented the plat-* stuff - but even that doesn't
> > actually cover what asm/hardware does - eg, the SA1111 stuff shared
> > between SA11x0 and PXA.
> Ah, thanks for the explanation.
> Since the clps7111 based asm/hardware/*.h files are not shared with ep93xx,
> I guess it makes sense to move them to mach-clps711x/include/mach/*.h as part of
> this cleanup series, right?
> Out of these, only the first one is used in two places outside of
> arch/arm/mach-clps711x, the serial and the fb driver, which could
> be changed to use mach/hardware.h instead.
The headers still have to end up being in an accessible place, and having
drivers include the minimum required is a good idea. Merely moving them
into include/mach and updating the include statements as far as I'd go.
(and I've never liked the idea of mach/hardware.h being an "include the
world for this platform" header file.)
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