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

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Sat Sep 10 23:43:44 CEST 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 10:37:15PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> 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

> 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.

Right, and this is the state of the art right now.  I can see why people
find this inelegant and want to come up with a way of automatically
generating all these different devices to describe boards especially
with the non-device tree systems, though, so if people want to work on
that stuff I don't see a problem with it.

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