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Date:	Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:23:14 +0200
From:	Uwe Kleine-König 
	<u.kleine-koenig@...gutronix.de>
To:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
Cc:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>,
	Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@...l.ru>,
	Anisse Astier <anisse@...ier.eu>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>,
	Magnus Damm <damm@...nsource.se>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>,
	Paul Mundt <lethal@...ux-sh.org>,
	Eric Miao <eric.y.miao@...il.com>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2 v2] Driver core: reduce duplicated code

Hi Greg,

> > I changed the semantic slightly to only call
> > platform_device_add_resources if data != NULL instead of size != 0.  The
> > idea is to support wrappers like:
> > 
> > 	#define add_blablub(id, pdata) \
> > 		platform_device_register_resndata(NULL, "blablub", id, \
> > 			NULL, 0, pdata, sizeof(struct blablub_platform_data))
> > 
> > that don't fail if pdata=NULL.  Ditto for res.
> 
> That's fine, but why would you want to have a #define for something like
> this?  Is it really needed?
Well, what is really needed?  I intend to use it on arm/imx.  I have
several different machines using similar SoCs and so I want to have a
function à la:

	struct platform_device *__init imx_add_imx_i2c(int id,
		resource_size_t iobase, resource_size_t iosize, int irq,
		const struct imxi2c_platform_data *pdata)

that builds a struct resource[] and then calls
platform_device_register_resndata().  And then I have a set of macros
like:

	#define imx21_add_i2c_imx(pdata)	\
		imx_add_imx_i2c(0, MX2x_I2C_BASE_ADDR, SZ_4K, MX2x_INT_I2C, pdata)
	#define imx25_add_imx_i2c0(pdata)	\
		imx_add_imx_i2c(0, MX25_I2C1_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX25_INT_I2C1, pdata)
	##define imx25_add_imx_i2c1(pdata)	\
		imx_add_imx_i2c(1, MX25_I2C2_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX25_INT_I2C2, pdata)

etc.  The final goal is to get rid of files like
arch/arm/mach-mx3/devices.c.

> Anyway, this version looks fine to me, I'll go apply it.
\o/

Best regards and thanks
Uwe

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