new kernel ... / meaning of stable-tracking

Mark Brown broonie at
Tue Sep 23 10:47:43 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:20:10PM -0300, Werner Almesberger wrote:

> I think the "everything under drivers/mfd/" approach is clearer for
> things like Glamo or PMU, where the subsystem drivers are specialized
> anyway and there are many internal interfaces that are of no use to
> anything else. But I can see the benefits of the other approach as
> well.

> I'll inquire what's best in this case.

FWIW with my subsystem maintainer hat on I find that it's much easier to
try to group the drivers for the subsystem together - it makes working
over the entire subsystem much easier.  The core chip driver is really
not that much different to a bus driver conceptually.

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