[PATCH] bcm53xx: initial support for the BCM5301/BCM470X SoC with ARM CPU

Domenico Andreoli cavokz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 22:06:11 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:08:30AM +0100, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Hello,
> Le mardi 16 juillet 2013 11:14:36 Matt Porter a écrit :
> > > +	compatible = "brcm,bcm5301x";
> > 
> > Ok, this was nagging at me before I went on my very long vacation. I see
> > the "brcm" vendor prefix as a real consistency problem. I noticed on the
> > bcm281xx/kona family, we have been using "bcm" which is not logged in
> > vendor-prefixes.txt as a legitimate prefix. I see that bcm2835 had
> > already established use of "brcm" before any of the bcm281xx support
> > came in. Ideally, the vendor prefix should change to "bcm" since every
> > reference in the family names is BCM. However, if others want the least
> > amount of churn in making this consistent, we might have to go with
> > "brcm" across the board.
> I would like to keep "brcm" here because that is what has been defined as a 
> vendor prefix, and is used beyond the scope of the ARM Linux kernel support 
> even within Broadcom. Maybe it was an oversight, or rather a mistake to let 

brcm is the stock ticker. As far as I can search, this is the convention
for the vendor prefixes.

I'm theb not that surprised that it's common within broadcom ;)


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