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Re: [PATCH 2/3] MIPS: JZ4740: Export timer API

To: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@avionic-design.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] MIPS: JZ4740: Export timer API
From: Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@metafoo.de>
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 22:27:37 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Antony Pavlov <antonynpavlov@gmail.com>, Maarten ter Huurne <maarten@treewalker.org>
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On 09/02/2012 10:21 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 04:45:43PM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> On 09/02/2012 11:52 AM, Thierry Reding wrote:
>>> This is a prerequisite for allowing the PWM driver to be converted to
>>> the PWM framework.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@avionic-design.de>
>>
>> I'd prefer to keep the timer functions inline, some of them are called quite
>> often in the system clock code.
> 
> I've opted for this variant because it better hides the register values.
> If the functions are inlined it also means the complete register
> definitions need to go into timer.h. If you don't think that's an issue,
> I can update the patch accordingly.
> 

It's not pretty, but it should be ok. Having a single global function for each
and every register access is kind of ugly too.

- Lars

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