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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8 v3] DMA: PL330: use prefix in reg names to build under x86
On 24 November 2012 12:33, Alessandro Rubini <> wrote:
> My patch:
>>> This driver would not compile if ARM_AMBA is selected under x86,
>>> because "CS" and "DS" are already defined there. But AMBA
>>> is used in the x86 world by a PCI-to-AMBA bridge, to be submitted.
>>> The patch just adds the "PL330_" prefix to all register and bit fields,
>>> so it can be built by randomconfig after ARM_AMBA appears within x86.
> Jassy Brar:
>> Prefixing only CS and DS should be do the job.
>> Why do we have to make every symbol noisy with PL330_ ?
> For internal consistency. I attacked this problem in July. This is
> what you wrote:
> I fully agree with your point and IIRC I always add some prefix to
> definitions in header files.
> Private defines in a .c file, without redundant prefixes, sounded like
> safe to me at the time, but perhaps I was wrong.
> (references:
> So I made the changes overall. I dislike needless long patches, but
> picking symbols to work around the conflict of the day while
> introducing inconsistent naming doesn't look good to me.
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I didn't agree (and IIRC nobody
suggested) we prefix _every_ symbol in the driver now. Just CS, DS, ES
and maybe SA, DA, CC too for some consistency. IOW, only regs, not


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