Re: [PATCH v9 3/6] arm64/arm, numa, dt: adding numa dt binding implementation for arm64 platforms.

From: Ganapatrao Kulkarni
Date: Thu Jan 28 2016 - 13:48:49 EST

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:38 PM, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:42:17PM +0530, Ganapatrao Kulkarni wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 02:36:04PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> >> Subject is "arm64/arm, numa, dt: adding ..." What is the significance
>> >> of the "arm" part? The other patches only mention "arm64".
>> >>
>> >> General comment: the code below has little, if anything, that is
>> >> actually arm64-specific. Maybe this is the first DT-based NUMA
>> >> platform? I don't see other similar code for other arches, so maybe
>> >> it's too early to try to generalize it, but we should try to avoid
>> >> adding duplicates of this code if/when other arches do show up.
>> >
>> > Having it in the core code would allow us to share it with arch/arm/
>> > fairly straightforwardly.
>> This binding can be used for arm too.
>> however at this moment it is the need of arm64 platforms.
>> can we please keep this to arm64 as it's too early to try to
>> generalize it(as Bjorn suggested)
>> I prefer to keep it as it is, otherwise ok.
>> Please suggest.
> My suggestions time and time again on the NUMA patches from you have
> consistently been around consolidation of existing code, or moving things
> that aren't architecture-specific out of the architecture code.

thanks, i shall move this out to drivers/of
> Will