Re: [RFC, PATCH 0/4] SoC base drivers

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Hello Richard,

Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 6:01:15 PM, you wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 17:36 +0300, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
>>         Either way, I don't pledge to be a HW designer with
>> contemporary lexicon. The aim was simple - as a single word would be
>> too ambiguous, general, or vice-versa, omitting, then acronym is
>> needed, hopefully existing, and not new, and SoC is the most fitting
>> TLA, IMHO. But I'm open to specific suggestions for improvement. For
>> example, if I was to write a Documentation/ entry for that, I'd mention
>> companion chips, peripheral/integrated controllers, etc. But renaming
>> drivers/soc/ to drivers/companion/ would be more confusing, as the
>> concept described is not tied to companion chips per se (even though
>> many of chips we ( deal with, can be classified as
>> such).

> A while back I proposed drivers/mfd/ (multi function devices) and there
> are a couple of drivers in there in mainline which probably fit your
> description of SoC. The code I had once intended for there is probably
> more ASoC related now...

        Well, while description catches the essence of course, TLA is
far from being perfect: 1) Completely unknown; 2) can be easily
confused with mtd.

        But it's even more funny: there *is* drivers/mfd/ already in
mainline. I'd say that we were blind, but even you say "proposed", not
"exists", nor anybody else brought that to attention. I'm afraid, that
proves point 1 above ;-).

        Well, now that it's there, we have little choice but use it, so
we'll move our stuff there.

        Thanks everyone for hints!

> Richard

Best regards,
 Paul                            mailto:[email protected]

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