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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] ASoC: omap: convert per-board modules to platform drivers
    On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 03:47:31PM -0700, Mark Brown wrote:
    > On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 11:37:20PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
    >
    > > With DT of course, all devices get instantiated from the device tree,
    > > so there should not be any more platform specific chunks of code in
    > > these locations (ha, it couldn't be solved with platform data so I
    > > suspect it will continue to persist, forever unsolved.)
    >
    > That's not the case at all for audio, the PCB schematic for the audio
    > subsystem on a device like a smartphone is a sufficiently interesting
    > piece of hardware to be a device with a driver in its own right. The
    > ASoC machine drivers aren't about instantiating devices, they are about
    > controlling the interrelationships between the various devices in the
    > audio subsystem.
    >
    > What will happen for device tree is that there will be a device in the
    > device tree for the ASoC board.

    Sounds like you just solved the machine_is_xxx() problem in ASoC land too
    there. If you're _already_ going for separate devices to describe the
    ASoC stuff on the board, then there's no reason that couldn't have already
    been done to eliminate the machine_is_xxx() usage in ASoC - rather than
    complaining about machine_is_xxx() not being a very good solution.

    As I said, the problem was solved years ago, and all the component parts
    have been there also for years.


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