[microblaze-uclinux] [PATCH 11/11] microblaze: Kconfig: Enable drivers for Microblaze

John Williams john.williams at petalogix.com
Tue Apr 21 12:24:36 EST 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:48 AM, Grant Likely
<grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 8:36 AM, John Linn <John.Linn at xilinx.com> wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Stephen Neuendorffer
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:52 PM
>>> To: John Williams; microblaze-uclinux at itee.uq.edu.au
>>> Cc: grant.likely at secretlab.ca; linuxppc-dev; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org; John Linn
>>> Subject: RE: [microblaze-uclinux] [PATCH 11/11] microblaze: Kconfig: Enable drivers for Microblaze
>>> My thinking is that these drivers are likely to be used as a group,
>>> hence it would be nice to make it easy to get them all visible/enabled somehow.
>>> Steve
>> It seems like John's suggestion of no arch filters would satisfy that also. Since FPGAs are used in so many different applications this would seem to open the drivers up to everyone regardless of what processor they're using. It's certainly less complex so I like it in that way.
>> But maybe I'm missing something here and there's a downside?
> No, I don't think there is.
> I think CONFIG_OF is the right thing to do.

Some (most?) of the Xilinx drivers currently have this construct:

#ifdef CONFIG_OF

// probe using OF


// probe using platform_device


so unless this is going to change some time soon, maybe even CONFIG_OF
is too restrictive?

John Williams, PhD, B.Eng, B.IT
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