On Fri, 28 Jul 2017, Richard Fitzgerald wrote:

> This patch adds a header file of register definitions for Cirrus
> Logic "Madera" class codecs. These codecs are all based off a common
> set of hardware IP so have a common register map (with a few minor
> device-to-device variations).
> The registers.h file is tool-generated directly from the hardware design
> but has been manually stripped down to reduce size (full register
> map is >44000 lines). All names are kept the same as datasheet names
> so that they can be cross-referenced between source and datasheet without
> confusion.
> The register map layout is kept fully-defined rather than factored into
> macros and/or block-indexing code. The major reasons for this are:
>  - #1 is that it makes the source highly greppable, which is important.
>    "What does the driver do with register bits XYZ" or "Where does it use
>    register bits XYZ" are commonly types of questions. These can be quickly
>    answered by a grep. Squashing definitions into generator macros or block-
>    indexing code is a way of defeating grep.
>  - most of the register definitions are used in tables, so a constant value
>    is required. Using generator macros make the table definition clunky and
>    obscure.
>  - the code is clearer when it's there in the source exactly what register
>    and field it is using
>  - it is easier to diff the register map of a new (unsupported) codec against
>    what is already supported and merge in differences
>  - it makes the register map available in source for maintenance/debugging
>    instead of having to refer back to the datasheet for a register map
> Signed-off-by: Richard Fitzgerald <r...@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com>
> ---
> Changes since V3:
> - Manually stripped out a lot more stuff, defines we're not using right now
> - Added the explanation above to the commit message of why we define the
>   map effectively verbatim
>  MAINTAINERS                          |   10 +
>  include/linux/mfd/madera/registers.h | 3987 
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 3997 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 include/linux/mfd/madera/registers.h

For my own reference:
  Acked-for-MFD-by: Lee Jones <lee.jo...@linaro.org>

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