[PATCH v2] Add support for generic BCM SoC chipsets

Domenico Andreoli cavokz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 11:04:04 EST 2012

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 03:00:57PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sunday 11 November 2012, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > > I'm following the other mobile ARM SoCs which all have a single mach-
> > > directory for various families of chips (mach-tegra, mach-omap2,
> > > etc...). Plus the intent is to have a single set of mach files that
> > > works across bcm SoCs, so it is preferable to keep it in a single mach-bcm.
> > 
> > It's quite possible to create one directory now, e.g. mach-bcm281xx, and
> > then when consolidation with other mach-bcm* happens, merge all those
> > directories into a single mach-bcm. I would tend to prefer (but only
> > lightly) using mach-bcm281xx now and then renaming later, unless you
> > plan on expanding the SoC support in the pretty near future.
> I think the main question is how many files we expect to see in the
> platform directories for each of bcm3528, bcm281xx and bcm476x. Right
> now, my feeling is that each of them can be a single file, since most
> of the stuff that has traditionally been in mach-* directories is
> moving out to drivers now.

I expect only DT-only stuff will be mainlined so one directory
(plat-brcm?) should be ok, right?

> You still have to work out how you want to maintain that directory though,
> either just having per-file maintainers, or having multiple people
> take responsible for the entire directory.

I'd like to take care of the bcm476x and related drivers unless Broadcom
wants to do it. Let me know in which directory.


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