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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] ARM: mach-moxart: add MOXA ART SoC platform files
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On 14 December 2013 16:50, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> The above would at least avoid the crash, though I would not understand
> the point of having an unloadable restart handler. Forcing the watchdog
> driver into the kernel just because you want the restart handler in it
> would seem odd. And if the restart handler is optional, why have it
> in the first place ? I also don't follow Arnd's logic of wanting to have
> the code in the watchdog driver just because it happens to use a register
> that it needs.
>
> Conceptually it might be cleaner to write a separate driver, for example
> in drivers/power/restart, than plugging the functionality into
> the watchdog driver, at least if you don't want it in architecture
> or platform code. The xgene restart driver is a good example.
>
> Anyway, it is not up to me to accept the code, that is up to Wim.
> My rejection was primarily due to technical flaws, which can be addressed.
> For the logical reasoning you'll have to convince Wim.

Thanks for the replies.

Moving it to a new power/restart driver seems reasonable to me, I'm
really just looking for a home for it, I would have preferred a
hardware with reset in a separate register though.

I now plan to remove it for v5 and submit a separate driver.


Regards,
Jonas


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