Re: linux-next: manual merge of the arm-soc tree with the i2c-embedded tree

From: Chris Ball
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 16:04:40 EST


On Mon, Jul 16 2012, Linus Walleij wrote:
>> Uhm, I seem to have missed that bindings are deemed more "flexible" as
>> long as they are coupled to in-kernel dts files? Is that discussed
>> somewhere? I do wonder about it...
> Well patches like this are sent out but not commented on from
> the perspective of binding stability. So of course, they get merged.
> Have a look at this commit:
> commit 7f217794ffa72f208a250b79ab0b7ea3de19677f
> Author: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun May 13 00:14:24 2012 -0400
> mmc: dt: Consolidate DT bindings
> This is deleting custom properties from DTS files without
> adding any code to fallback-support them on old device trees.

I agree with your point, but just as an FYI: this patch did involve
a conversation about binding stability, and left some attributes
(e.g. ti,non-removable) purposefully alone (and different to the
new generic MMC bindings) to preserve backwards compatibility:


- Chris.
Chris Ball <cjb@xxxxxxxxxx> <>
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