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SubjectRe: [MeeGo-Dev][PATCH] Topcliff: Update PCH_SPI driver to 2.6.35
B1;2401;0cOn Fri, 27 Aug 2010, Grant Likely wrote:
> [cc'ing Thomas Gleixner and David Woodhouse since this driver needs to
> get some data about the platform (to know what spi_devices are
> present) and I don't know how that is handled for x86 SoCs.]

The best way to do all this platform specific configuration is to use
device tree. I really don't want to have x86/mach-xyz/board[A-Z]
horror, which is unavoidable when we don't get a sensible way to
configure the boards. SFI was meant to provide a lightweight ACPI, but
now that device tree is generic and more platforms are using it, I
really want to standartize on that and forget SFI.

That makes even more sense, as all these AMBA peripherals which are
duct-taped to a x86 core can be found in other SoCs with different
cores as well.

Thanks,

tglx


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