Re: [rtc-linux] [PATCH V1 3/6] rtc: da9062: DA9062 RTC driver

From: Alexandre Belloni
Date: Wed May 13 2015 - 09:37:53 EST

On 13/05/2015 at 06:04:47 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote :
> Don't know how this is handled for rtc drivers, but in other subsystems
> we just live with the original name. I don't see a need to rename a driver
> just because it starts supporting more hardware, and xxx is weird anyway
> since it suggests everything from 000 to 999, which is much worse than
> just sticking with 9063.

Yes, in particular if at some point in time a new IP matching those xxx
is completely different from the previous one. I'm not fond of renaming
the driver either but if diasemi thinks that what they want, I'm open to
let it happen. But clearly, I don't want to end up in a situation like
the tlv320aic where you don't know which driver correspond to which


Go figure that the tlv320aic3104 can be supported by both tlv320aic3x.c
and tlv320aic32x4.c but not tlv320aic31xx.c...

Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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