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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] spi: Add HiSilicon v3xx SPI NOR flash controller driver
On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 04:17:32PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 4:07 PM Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 01:01:06PM +0000, John Garry wrote:
> > > On 13/01/2020 11:42, Mark Brown wrote:

> > > > The idiomatic approach appears to be for individual board vendors
> > > > to allocate IDs, you do end up with multiple IDs from multiple
> > > > vendors for the same thing.

> > > But I am not sure how appropriate that same approach would be for some 3rd
> > > party memory part which we're simply wiring up on our board. Maybe it is.

> > It seems to be quite common for Intel reference designs to assign
> > Intel IDs to non-Intel parts on the board (which is where I
> > became aware of this practice).

> Basically vendor of component in question is responsible for ID, but
> it seems they simple don't care.

AFAICT a lot of the time it seems to be that whoever is writing
the software ends up assigning an ID, that may not be the silicon
vendor.
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