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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] toshiba_acpi: Convert to use acpi_driver
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 09:28:30AM +0200, Corentin Chary wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:55 PM, Seth Forshee
> <> wrote:
> > Changes toshiba_acpi to register an acpi driver and eliminates the
> > platform device it was using.
> Why to you want to remove the platform device ? If you want to create
> a sysfs interface later, you'll probably need it. Most of the platform
> driver I know only use the acpi_device to send proc/netlink events and
> the platform_device is used everywhere else. (And anyway, it's an x86
> *platform* driver, not a pure acpi driver).

There's no hard requirement for a platform device, and given that it's
purely using ACPI methods it arguably *is* a pure ACPI driver - Toshiba
could use the same interface on an ARM device, if they were feeling
excessively enthusiastic. But I've no strong feelings either way.

Matthew Garrett |

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