On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 07:57:07AM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote: > * Mark Brown <broo...@kernel.org> [180216 15:17]:
> > It's not just other operating systems, it's also other versions of > > Linux we have to think about here. The most obvious issue with audio is > > the clocking where the division between ASoC and clock APIs is not super > > obvious and could easily change in the future. > Yeah let's stick to describing how the hardware is wired in the > dts files. In this case it's really only the routing to the SoC, > right? The SoC and anything else on the board like external amps and so on. > One advantage of using a compatible property for the pmic subdevices > though is that it leaves out a dependency between various device > drivers things happen automagically. The mfd core driver can be > minimal and just implement interrupt handling and regmap. So no need > to to parse the child nodes in the pmic mfd driver :) There's no need to do that anyway - with a MFD the child devices can assume that they're part of the MFD and reference their parent. > So personally I'd prefer the option that requires least amount > of custom code if compatible vs no compatible property is the > only issue here. It's a few lines of code to register the child devices from code rather than the DT, and keeps it out of the ABI.
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