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Date:   Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:14:33 +0200
From:   Markus Elfring <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jack Ping CHNG <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
        Himanshu Jha <>
        LKML <>,
        Bartosz Golaszewski <>,
        Enrico Weigelt <>,
        Linus Walleij <>
Subject: Re: drivers: Provide devm_platform_ioremap_resource_byname()

>> I don't like adding new apis with no user.
> Perhaps Jack Ping will send it as a first patch of his series where he utilizes
> this functionality. Would it be acceptable?

The proposed function can get wider application in a reasonable time frame
if a corresponding script for the semantic patch language (Coccinelle software)
would perform an automatic source code conversion (for example)
according to your change acceptance.
How do you think about to support a bit more collateral software evolution?


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