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Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: CVS Update@-mips.org: linux
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 20:55:45 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Dan Malek <dan@embeddededge.com>, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
In-reply-to: <20030613232315.GB22949@linux-mips.org>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Original-recipient: rfc822;linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> > We can use some scheme like Geert was proposing, i.e., named after
> > boards and chipsets.  Hack, I think even naming after board vendor
> > is acceptable.
> 
> Chipsets are a too coarse granularity to structure things these days.
> Modern chipsets integrate a large number of logically independant
> functionality.  Frequently such chipsets are ASICs which consist of
> various logically independant functions licensed from several sources
> and possibly multiple chipset / ASICs are being used in a single
> system.  The world just isn't that simple ...

 What's the deal?  E.g. for a PCI chip we can have a separate file for
each function.  And anything that is not related to a system's core, i.e. 
a peripheral device, belongs to drivers/whatever anyway.

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