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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] drivers/misc: Add Altera System ID driver
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On Tue, 2013-03-05 at 21:59 +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 March 2013, Ley Foon Tan wrote:
> > The sysid give the unique system ID and system generation timestamp of
> > the system.
> >
> > CASE 1:
> > SOCFPGA SoC + Sysid component in FPGA
> >
> > CASE 2
> > Nios II soft core CPU + Sysid (All in FPGA and no SoC is involved)
> >
> > From example use cases above, Case 2 doesn't involve SoC component.
> > To support both cases, do you think drivers/base/soc.c is still
> > suitable?
>
> Yes, I think so. I would consider the second case still a SoC, because
> you have a single chip that contains the CPU and peripherals. From
> the OS point of view, it does not matter that they are in an FPGA.
>
> Arnd

Thanks for your input. I will go with your suggestion.

LFTan




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