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Date:	Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:56:58 +0530
From:	Thomas Abraham <>
To:	Mark Brown <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 1/4] lcd: platform-lcd: Eliminate need for platform data

On 2 January 2012 23:43, Mark Brown <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 11:21:46PM +0530, Thomas Abraham wrote:
>> Your point on maintaining support for both old and new formats is
>> helpful. But I am not sure if maintaining support for both formats is
>> the right thing to do. As most of the ARM platforms will switch to
>> using dt, maybe converting all of them to new format would be better.
>> I will try doing this and prepare a patch.
> There's more architectures than ARM supported in Linux and only a
> minority of them are using device tree at the minute.  Unless every
> architecture switches over platform data based users will still need to
> be supported.

I will try to retain the old platform data style also since there are
support for lcd panels in mainline that use 2 or more gpios in a panel
specific way. And it would be difficult to fold them into a generic
lcd type for lcd power control.

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