[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Complex dependencies in device model

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Jun 20 16:12:19 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:43:00PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
>  - Breakout session on firmware provided data: ACPI and FDT.  Is it
>    feasible/possible to use similar bindings and support code for
>    both?  Vendors are pushing for ACPI on ARM; do we really need it?

If there's any realistic chance of AARCH64 being a mixture of FDT and 
ACPI then I don't think we should merge it until we have merged bindings 
for drivers. Otherwise we'll just end up with ACPI and FDT versions of 
the same drivers and nobody will want to take responsibility for 
rationalising them.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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