[PATCH v3 01/13] ARM: mvebu: rename armada-370-xp.c to armada-mvebu.c

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Feb 13 08:13:55 EST 2014

Dear Jason Cooper,

On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:07:45 -0500, Jason Cooper wrote:

> > > Your reasoning for the new name makes a lot of sense, but my personal
> > > opinion is that I'd rather leave the name as it is and deal with the
> > > fact that it's not the best name. Renaming files often causes unexpected
> > > problems, in particular if someone else wants to modify the same file.
> > 
> > I believe it's a matter of taste here. Having a file named
> > armada-370-xp.c that handles Armada 375 and Armada 38x looks highly
> > confusing to me, and I believe both Grégory and Ezequiel were of the
> > same opinion.
> > 
> > The number of changes to this file is very limited, so the probability
> > of having a large number of complicated patches touching the same file
> > being in flight is fairly low.
> > 
> > Maybe we can leave this taste decision to the mach-mvebu maintainers?
> board-v7.c and then board-v5.c ?

Why not. But since this kind of change can be done without breaking the
DT compatibility, I'd first prefer to see Dove support merged into
mach-mvebu/ with its board file named mach-mvebu/dove.c. Then
progressively see what can be combined with armada-mvebu.c so that we
can merge both of them into board-v7.c.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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