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SubjectRe: RFC: Platform data for onboard USB assets
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> No, that is not the plan. The platform data is well-established
> for deeply embedded systems (blackfin, arm-nommu, mips32, ...) where you
> never want to build a kernel for multiple boards anyway. We also
> have ways to generate platform_data from the device tree properties
> to allow the same driver to be used by systems with or without
> full device trees, and we have the fragments I mentioned that work
> in the opposite way.

Not actually true. We have drivers that can use both platform_data
and device tree data, and for platform devices the resource table is
automatically populated with irqs and register ranges, but
platform_data is driver specific which prevents any automatic


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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