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Re: [RFC 00/13] MIPS: JZ4750D: Add base support for Ingenic JZ4750D SOC

To: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@realitydiluted.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC 00/13] MIPS: JZ4750D: Add base support for Ingenic JZ4750D SOC
From: Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@metafoo.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:25:30 +0200
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On 10/23/2012 09:57 PM, Steven J. Hill wrote:
> On 10/23/2012 01:15 PM, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> As for the renaming I'm not so sure if it is really necessary. We often
>> stick we the name for the driver or architecture version which was first
>> supported by the kernel and add note in Kconfig and comments that the
>> driver also supports other version/variants of the peripheral or SoC.
> 
> We currently have 'jz4740' and 'jz4770' directories. I think putting the
> jz4750d code into 'jz4740' is a good idea too. Perhaps someday a 'jz47xx'
> directory could be possible, but not sure it is worth the work.

In my opinion it is more effort to maintain these as separate
subarchitectures. The peripherals are just to similar. Making a change to
one of the jz4740 drivers will likely require the same change to the jz4770
driver.

- Lars

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