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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2 v2] at91/ssc: fixes on ASoC tree for 3.8
On 11:53 Fri 11 Jan     , Olof Johansson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 07:39:49PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:52:19AM -0800, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 6:08 AM, Nicolas Ferre <nicolas.ferre@atmel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > This material was designed to enter Mark's fixes queue, but as discussed with
> > > > Olof, we can imagine merging everything through arm-soc or split the series (of
> > > > 2 patches) and let them progress upstream separated (option that I do not like
> > > > even if I know that the consequences are not so dramatic).
> > > > So please, Olof, if you feel confortable with this series, tell us what you
> > > > prefer and we will make our best to make this material go forward...
> >
> > > You're setting yourself up for awkward merges. The driver change is
> > > strongly dependent on the device tree change by failing probe unless
> > > the device tree update is there, while before this patch, it still
> > > worked.
> >
> > This is partly my fault for getting grumpy about adding the bolier plate
> > code without error checking - overall Linus' change to do the get in the
> > core seems like the most sane approach here.
> >
> > > But to be honest, I don't think this is a fix, it's a feature that you
> > > just didn't include in time for the merge window. I don't really see
> > > them as appropriate 3.8 material at this point.
> >
> > Jean-Christophe has been most insistent that pinctrl support is now
> > manadatory for all AT91 systems using device tree.
>
> That's a noble goal but enforcing it early gives everyone a lot of pain, and
> quite honestly doesn't make sense. During transition it's better to be lenient
> and allow both old and new methods (without breakage), unless it causes
> significant extra churn.
except here we can not as the same ip manage gpio & pinctrl

so no choice we need to do the switch at once

and that's why we wait 1 more release to do the switch so erveryone can play
with it before

Best Regards,
J.


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