Re: [GIT PULL] Generic PWM Device API

From: Jonathan Cameron
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 06:28:47 EST

On 02/28/11 10:31, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 09:38:38PM -0600, Bill Gatliff wrote:
>> Andrew, Linus:
>> The git repository described in the following pull request implements
>> a generic PWM device driver API. This API is intended to eventually
>> supercede the existing PWM device drivers, but during a migration
>> period will coexist peacefully with them.
> Sorry for the late answer, but it took some time to read the patches
> again.
> Is it a good idea to have to APIs for the same thing in the kernel?
> The old API has users whereas the new API has none. How can we migrate
> from one API to the other when for example the backlight pwm driver
> depends on the old API, SoC level drivers implement the old API, but
> the atmel pwm driver is only available for the new API?
See the info in Bill's previous postings. He has other drivers queued
up but wants to break up the review burden by merging this core stuff

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