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Date:   Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:12:37 +0200
From:   Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     vadimp@...lanox.com
Cc:     tglx@...utronix.de, mingo@...hat.com, hpa@...or.com,
        davem@...emloft.net, geert@...ux-m68k.org,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, kvalo@...eaurora.org,
        mchehab@...nel.org, linux@...ck-us.net, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, platform-driver-x86@...r.kernel.org,
        jiri@...nulli.us
Subject: Re: [patch v1] x86/platform/mellanox: introduce support for Mellanox
 systems platform

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 06:29:58AM +0000, vadimp@...lanox.com wrote:
> From: Vadim Pasternak <vadimp@...lanox.com>
> 
> Enable system support for the Mellanox Technologies platform, which
> provides support for the next Mellanox basic systems: "msx6710",
> "msx6720", "msb7700", "msn2700", "msx1410", "msn2410", "msb7800",
> "msn2740", "msn2100" and also various number of derivative systems from
> the above basic types.

What does "system support" mean?

Why can't this just be a "normal" PCI driver, as you are just accessing
a PCI device and doing something with it, seems odd to claim it is a
"platform" driver.

thanks,

greg k-h

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