[GIT PULL] at91: platform data for atmel-mci (for 3.5)
nicolas.ferre at atmel.com
Wed Jun 13 12:48:54 EDT 2012
On 06/04/2012 05:48 PM, Nicolas Ferre :
> On 05/31/2012 11:04 PM, Olof Johansson :
>> Hi Nicolas,
>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:50 AM, Nicolas Ferre <nicolas.ferre at atmel.com
>> <mailto:nicolas.ferre at atmel.com>> wrote:
>> On 05/24/2012 05:12 PM, Nicolas Ferre :
>> > Hi Arnd, hi Olof,
>> (or maybe you will have a look at this after the merge window...)
>> So, I looked at this branch yesterday but I wasn't entirely happy with
>> the number of ifdefs it adds.
> Unfortunately, this is the usual shape of any devices/boards files on
> AT91. This amount will be reduced when we remove the old driver and when
> we move newer/popular devices to Device Tree...
>> If the idea is to deprecate the old driver, wouldn't it make more sense
>> to just cut everyone over instead of having both sets of setup in the
> Well, the old driver has existed since a very long time and I think that
> people are used to it on oldest platforms. This is why we put in place a
> overlapping period. This way we hope that the transition will be smoother.
> On the other hand, the old code will be removed in 3.7 so the
> overlapping period will not be so long.
> I hope that it will allow people to track bugs if some are remaining and
> switch to newer driver easily.
So, do you have made up your mind about this pull request?
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