[PATCH v3 05/11] memory: add Atmel EBI (External Bus Interface) driver

Alexander Stein alexander.stein at systec-electronic.com
Tue Dec 2 01:18:45 PST 2014

On Monday 01 December 2014 17:17:30, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 01 December 2014 11:50:06 Boris Brezillon wrote:
> > 
> > I don't have a strong opinion regarding where this driver should
> > live (I even considered putting it in drivers/bus) :-).
> > But note that there are other "external memory interface" drivers
> > in drivers/memory too: TI AEMIF and Marvell DEVBUS  ;-).
> > 
> > Does anyone else think this driver should go in drivers/bus ?
> > 
> I think drivers/memory is better.

I don't mind if it's drivers/bus or drivers/memory. But I'm wondering: When is a driver a bus driver when it is a memory driver? See imx-weim and atmel-ebi. Apparently both add support for devices attached on a bus which can be accessed through memory addresses :)

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