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    SubjectRe: [PATCHv1] staging: Synaptics RMI4 touchpad driver support
    On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 03:14:48PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
    > Greg KH wrote:
    > >> +Wait for the official upstream synaptics rmi4 clearpad drivers as promised over the past few months
    > >> +Merge any device support needed from this driver into it
    > >> +Delete this driver
    > >
    > > Huh?
    > >
    > > Why not just add this driver to the kernel tree instead? When the
    > > "promised" driver then eventually shows up (who is promising it?) then
    > > delete the thing.
    > Well, Alan (on behalf of Ramesh Agarwal) sent out a very similar
    > patch (Titled "Synaptics TM1217 Touchscreen Controller driver")
    > the other day, and OTOMH that was after discussions with Synaptics
    > where they said they were working on a "real" driver (a rather
    > complex RMI4 bus driver) and we believe they will fix that sooner
    > or later.
    > So, until sooner or later happens we thought we'd keep it in staging.
    > If you prefer both Alan and we can probably submit our patches for
    > inclusion in the proper place.

    Yes, please do that.

    > A side effect may be that the Synaptics RMI4 people may have trouble
    > to merge their driver into input/ since they may be requested to
    > refactor the existing drivers to use it rather than merging new stuff,
    > putting some burden on their shoulders.

    That's the burden of any developer, especially ones that are slower to
    get their code released :)


    greg k-h

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