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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 12:47:47 +0300
From:   Andy Shevchenko <>
To:     LakshmiPraveen Kopparthi <>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,
        "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>,
        Zev Weiss <>, Vignesh R <>,
        "open list:SERIAL DRIVERS" <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Microchip Linux Driver Support <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 0/3] serial:8250:Add driver support for MCHP PCI1XXXX
 UART module

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 11:49 AM LakshmiPraveen Kopparthi
<> wrote:
> On Wed, 2021-09-29 at 19:48 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:


> > Please, do not add this to 8250_pci.c. Use separate quirk driver as
> > it's done
> > in plenty of examples:
> >
> >         8250_lpss.c, 8250_mid.c, 8250_exar.c, ...
> Thanks for pointing the examples. I have looked into these examples and
> the required functionality can be achieved with a separate driver. But
> I would like to know the reason for not adding this to 8250_pci.c.

Maintainability. And we may check, btw, the LOC difference when you
will be ready with a separate driver.
In some cases it would even be a good win.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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