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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] SST25L (non JEDEC) SPI Flash driver
    2009/6/22 Ryan Mallon <>:

    > Out of curiosity: I'm not too clear on what makes a particular chip
    > hot-pluggable. I think technically the sst25l chip could be put onto a
    > hot-pluggable board or power domain. Can't most devices be made
    > hot-pluggable? Is the general rule to make devices non hot-pluggable if
    > most/all boards in the mainline do not allow it to be hot-plugged?

    I haven't seen any rule about it, but nominally the drivers support the
    configurations found in the kernel tree, so if some board physically
    existing and soon-to-run linux hotplugs chips like this, then have it
    __dev{init|exit} else __{init|exit} IMHO.

    Of course you can design for all plausible use cases but it will pile up
    indefinitely. Personally I try to not design software for a hardware until it
    exists, and I like the IETF catch-phrase "rough consensus and running
    code" and this sort of fits that :-)

    Linus Walleij

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