[alsa-devel] [PATCH v2] ASoC: omap: convert per-board modules to platform drivers

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Sat Sep 10 22:37:15 CEST 2011

On Friday 09 September 2011, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> That's just twisted and utterly insane - adding more code for precisely
> zero benefit what so ever.  Think about it - the device tree is already
> creating platform devices for entries in the device tree file.  What's
> the point of having this special ASoC code look up the platform compatible
> property in a table of strings to find a different string to manually
> create a device with.  Why not just add the bloody device to the DT
> file in the first place?  That's partly what DT is there for - to create
> platform specific struct devices.

Exactly. No driver or (worse) user program should ever need to look at
the top-level compatible property. When you want information about a
localized part of the system (e.g. the ASoC components), you should
look up the information for that component.


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