[PATCH 1/2] thermal: armada: Remove support for A375-Z1 SoC

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Nov 21 13:51:22 PST 2014

Dear Jason Cooper,

On Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:18:58 -0500, Jason Cooper wrote:

> > First of, I would like to mention that best thing to avoid such
> > situation is to be careful when documenting dt entries that represent hw
> > that no one has access to (except internal people).
> Agreed, mainline support for an SoC so early in it's lifetime was new
> for all of us.  Lesson learned.

So the suggestion would be to not document the DT bindings at all,
until we reach a "stable" hardware that is distributed externally?

Note that the Z1 stepping is not completely internal: a small
selection of early customers have access to it. But it normally never
ends up in final products, it's aimed at allowing those early customers
to start their development soon.

I don't mind adjusting how DT bindings are documented for such early
SoCs stepping. But I really believe it's important to have a way to
handle this situation nicely: we've been asking for years SoC vendors
to start upstreaming their code early. Now that they start to do it, we
shouldn't complain and instead adapt to this situation :-)

Best regards,

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

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