On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 10:46:17PM +0200, Thomas Koeller wrote:
> the PCI setup code for a platform is conventionally located in arch/mips/pci.
> I fail to see the benefits of separating this particular part of a platform's
> setup from the rest. The PCI setup code will in general contain references to
> platform-specific information, such as the overall address space layout, of
> which the PCI memory and I/O pages are a part. If the PCI setup code were in
> the platform subdirectory, sharing this information by means of a
> platform-local header file would be easy. But with the PCI code in
> arch/mips/pci, this becomes more difficult. The platform header could be
> located somewhere outside the platform's directory, maybe under
> 'include' (where?), or referenced via an ugly relative path like
> '../../vendor/platform/platform.h'. All this seems rather clumsy to me. No
> other part of a platform's initialization is separated from the rest in a
> similar way, so what is so special about PCI setup that it cannot be in the
> platform directory, thereby avoiding all these annoyances?
The per-platform PCI code used to live in the per-platform directories.
It turned into a giant mess, very little code was being shared, it was
hard to uniformly perform any kind of modification or fixes - and more
of that kind of changes will be needed before the PCI codes really