On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 01:01:46PM +0000, Vadim Pasternak wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Greg KH [mailto:gre...@linuxfoundation.org]
> > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:31 PM
> > To: Vadim Pasternak <vad...@mellanox.com>
> > Cc: dvh...@infradead.org; da...@davemloft.net; ge...@linux-m68k.org;
> > a...@linux-foundation.org; kv...@codeaurora.org; mche...@kernel.org;
> > li...@roeck-us.net; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; platform-driver-
> > x...@vger.kernel.org; j...@resnulli.us
> > Subject: Re: [patch v1] drivers/platform/x86: introduce support for Mellanox
> > hotplug driver
> > 
> > On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 01:14:27PM +0000, vad...@mellanox.com wrote:
> > > From: Vadim Pasternak <vad...@mellanox.com>
> > >
> > > Enable system support for the Mellanox Technologies hotplug platform
> > > driver, 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.
> > > This driver handles hot-plug events for the power suppliers, power
> > > cables and fans for the above systems.
> > >
> > > The Kconfig currently controlling compilation of this code is:
> > > driver/platform/x86:config MLX_CPLD_PLATFORM
> > >                        tristate "Mellanox platform hotplug driver support"
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Vadim Pasternak <vad...@mellanox.com>
> > > ---
> > >  MAINTAINERS                                   |   7 +
> > >  drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig                  |  10 +
> > >  drivers/platform/x86/Makefile                 |   1 +
> > >  drivers/platform/x86/mlxcpld-hotplug.c        | 543
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >  include/linux/platform_data/mlxcpld-hotplug.h |  90 +++++
> > 
> > Why do you need a platform_data .h file for a stand-alone driver?
> > 
> 
> I have another module mlx-platform, which is reviewed now (I also got
> a number feedbacks from you on this matter).  I want to activate
> mlxcpld-hotplug from this module. 

Ah.  Hm, I thought "platform_data" was depreciated.  Really, there is no
way to put this in acpi or device tree?  This feels so 1990's...

thanks,

greg k-h

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