[PATCH v2] soc: add aspeed folder and misc drivers

Joel Stanley joel at jms.id.au
Mon Apr 29 17:48:52 AEST 2019

On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 17:25, Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:28:14AM -0700, Patrick Venture wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 8:22 AM Patrick Venture <venture at google.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 7:26 AM Patrick Venture <venture at google.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Create a SoC folder for the ASPEED parts and place the misc drivers
> > > > currently present into this folder.  These drivers are not generic part
> > > > drivers, but rather only apply to the ASPEED SoCs.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Patrick Venture <venture at google.com>
> > >
> > > Accidentally lost the Acked-by when re-sending this patchset as I
> > > didn't see it on v1 before re-sending v2 to the larger audience.
> >
> > Since there was a change between v1 and v2, Arnd, I'd appreciate you
> > Ack this version of the patchset since it changes when the soc/aspeed
> > Makefile is followed.
> I have no objection for moving stuff out of drivers/misc/ so the SOC
> maintainers are free to take this.

I was on the fence about this. The downside of moving drivers out of
drivers/misc is it allows SoCs to hide little drivers away from
scrutiny, when in fact they could be sharing a common userspace API
with other BMCs.  (Keep an eye out for the coming Nuvoton "bios post
code" driver which is very similar to

However, in the effort to move away from BMC that are full of shell
scripts that bash on /dev/mem, we are going to see a collection of
small, very SoC specific, drivers and it doesn't make sense to clutter
up drivers/misc.

Acked-by: Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au>

The p2a driver has been merged by Greg. We should move that one over
too. Arnd, can you advise Patrick on how to proceed? We could have him
spin a v3 that includes the p2a driver, but it would depend on Greg's
char-misc-next branch.



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