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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/16] mfd: madera: Add register definitions for Cirrus Logic Madera codecs
On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Charles Keepax
<ckeepax@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 10:30:12AM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:27 AM, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Richard Fitzgerald
>> > <rf@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> This patch adds a header file of register definitions for Cirrus
>> >> Logic "Madera" class codecs. These codecs are all based off a common
>> >> set of hardware IP so have a common register map (with a few minor
>> >> device-to-device variations). These are complex devices with a large
>> >> mber of features and so have a correspondingly large register set.
>> >> The registers.h file has been auto-generated from the hardware register
>> >> definitions, stripped down to only registers we need to access from
>> >> the driver.
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Richard Fitzgerald <rf@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com>
>> >
>> > This:
>> > include/linux/mfd/madera/registers.h | 8832 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> >
>> > Get included in all subdrivers I suppose?
>> >
>> > So you are broadcasting 8800+ lines into every subdriver across the
>> > entire kernel.
>> >
>> > Just the time spent in the preprocessor parsing this will affect compilation
>> > time.
>>
>> Or maybe this is a necessary sacrifice to get the regmap cache
>> centralized in MFD. I don't know. I feel stupid.
>>
>> I guess I should focus on "my" subsystems...
>>
>
> This only gets included in files that are part of this driver, it
> shouldn't affect compilation time for anyone not building the
> madera driver and even then it should only affect compilation
> times for the 10 or so C files that make up the driver. Also I
> don't really see any other way to specify the registers for the
> device.

No when using regmap cache this seems necessary.
I was just wrong.

Yours,
Linus Walleij

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