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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 1/6] SLIMbus: Device management on SLIMbus
On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 04:59:02PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> My comment this time was for the particular driver, but I'd
> still also maintain that a new subsystem in general should not
> start out by addressing the needs of traditional board files.

I certainly wouldn't insist that people add it but equally pushing to
remove it too strongly seems like the wrong thing, at least as a general
comment rather than a specific one.

> I don't think we have merge new platform support on any
> architecture that would need this in the past years and
> stuff like spi_board_info and i2c_board_info is only really
> used on really old machines (but not going away any time soon
> either).

It's not just platforms that use these things though - there's things
like the SolarFlare NICs where the firmware update mechanism essentially
involves exposing a SPI flash as part of a PCI device and we just merged
an ASoC driver for a video card which was reusing some existing IPs and
chips.
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