Re: [PATCH 1/3] ARM: mmp: add sram allocator

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Mon Aug 15 2011 - 09:32:31 EST

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 09:23:49AM -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > Some time ago, there was talk of merging the existing sram drivers
> > and creating a common driver that is easy to hook into.
> Absolutely.
> > What has happened with that? My feeling is that we should stop adding
> > more drivers like this in the platform code but rather put an
> > authoritative copy into arch/arm/mm/ or even the top-level mm/ directory
> > and change over the existing drivers to hook into that one.
> IIRC, this was driven by Russell. Maybe this is a good time to revive
> discussion around it.

As I understand it, Jean-Christophe's patches were essentially a
replacement for my infrastructure changes, and it is Jean-Christophe's
patches which went in. So, my work is obsolete.

I'm not sure what else there is to be done here - if Jean-Christophe's
genpool interfaces are not sufficient, maybe when the discussion surrounding
my patches and Jean-Christophe's patches happened, maybe someone should've
sorted out finishing off Jean-Christophe's patches to the same extent
that mine have. Or maybe my patches should've been merged instead of
Jean-Christophe's and Jean-Christophe's brought forward to plug into the
core of my patches.

Either way, I completely gave up with the idea because I saw no future
for my patches, and now I'm no longer interested in it.
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