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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86: intel-mid: add watchdog platform code for Merrifield
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:30:10PM -0700, David Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:15:23PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 01:59:04PM -0700, David Cohen wrote:
> > > This patch adds platform code for Intel Merrifield.
> > > Since the watchdog is not part of SFI table, we have no other option but
> > > to manually register watchdog's platform device (argh!).
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: David Cohen <david.a.cohen@linux.intel.com>
> > > ---
> >
> > Does it really make sense to have this as separate patch ?
> >
> > It is quite common for watchdog (and many other) drivers to
> > register the driver and instantiate the device. I think it
> > would be better and more consistent to have both patches
> > merged into one.
>
> Are you talking about to merge them without code changes or make the
> driver responsible for the device enumeration (by make the driver to
> allocate the device)?
>
> If it's a simple merge, I'd say I don't like to mix drivers and arch
> patches.
>
> If we're talking about moving the device registration to driver, I
> strongly disagree it would be better and more consistent. The way I sent
> the driver makes it less dependent of how the enumeration happens.
> If this device is added to SFI table, the driver would need no change.
>
I don't see why that would be a problem. Guess we'll have to agree
to disagree.

Guenter


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