Re: [PATCH] clk: at91: add generated clock driver

From: Nicolas Ferre
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 08:42:03 EST

Le 18/06/2015 09:54, Paul Bolle a Ãcrit :
> Hi Nicolas,
> On Thu, 2015-06-18 at 09:40 +0200, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
>> I am in the process, with my colleagues, of building bricks for our
>> upcoming SoC the sama5d2. So, the basic support for this chip will come
>> in the next weeks and will select this Kconfig option.
> Perhaps that could be added, say below the --- marker in the patch.

Yep, I should have added that, for sure!

> Maybe I missed something to that effect. Anyhow, I didn't spot in the
> patch that this was done deliberately. It had all the looks of a silly
> mistake.
>> I'd like though that this matter of fact doesn't block this piece of
>> code from being reviewed or even better merged in order to ease this new
>> SoC landing...
> The other side of that is that the sama5d2 might never make it, or take
> very long to make it, into mainline. And this would then end up being
> yet another chunk of code adding no value to mainline.

C'mon Paul, it's a simple chicken and egg problem... I have several
options here:

1/ I send the clock patch early and benefit from early review and a
comfortable landing strip

2/ I send the SoC early and have the very same remark concerning the
"+ select HAVE_AT91_GENERATED" line in my patch

3/ I do it in several separated series... but at the price of additional
synchronization between subsystems, additional dumb patches with so
little benefit in my opinion.

Ok, so I post sama5d2 early support today so that we can agree it's not
necessary to add superfluous steps.

Nicolas Ferre
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