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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Use dev_sysdata for ACPI and remove firmware_data

    > device.firmware_data was born when we went to link Linux devices
    > and ACPI devices using device.platform_data and found it was already used.
    > You recommended we create a new field to avoid the conflict, and
    > IIR the discussion suggested that eventually device.platform_data use
    > would get cleaned up and the fields could perhaps some day be combined.
    > I don't know if we are any closer to that day, before or after this change.

    I've audited use of platform data and plan to get rid of it too :-)

    (Or actually move it to platform_device where it belongs and fix other

    > However, I'm fine with Ben's re-name -- it changes no functionality on ACPI-enabled
    > systems while potentially deleting an unused pointer/dev on other architectures.
    > Please ship his patch #2 along with patch #1 that it depends on.
    > Acked-by: Len Brown <>

    Excellent, thanks !


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