Re: [PATCH 1/4] ARM: multi_v7_defconfig: Enable common Rockchip devices/busses

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Mon Sep 07 2015 - 06:38:19 EST

Hello Sjoerd,

On 09/07/2015 12:24 PM, Sjoerd Simons wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-09-07 at 11:26 +0200, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Hello Sjoerd,
>> On 09/06/2015 10:16 PM, Sjoerd Simons wrote:
>>> Enable Rockchip I2C, SPI, PWM, thermal drivers.
>>> Builtin are:
>>> * I2C as it often controls the pmic.
>> Having I2C as a module will cause more probe deferrals due missing
>> regulators and slow down the boot but it should not cause issues.
>> Or am I missing something?
>> In fact, I think even the PMIC could be built as a module.
> It could in principle. However as a lot of other drivers do need the
> regulators provided by the pmic, they'll be deferred until that driver
> is loaded. So e.g. with the i2c/pmic drivers as a module you cannot
> boot to an NFS rootfs without using an initramfs.

Right, not needing an initramfs is certainly a good reason. If you could
add something like that in the commit message of patches 1/4 and 2/4 that
would be great.

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Open Source Group
Samsung Research America
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