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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/9] Add support for Microsoft Surface System Aggregator Module
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On 9/24/20 9:38 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM Maximilian Luz <luzmaximilian@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/24/20 10:26 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 1:28 AM Maximilian Luz <luzmaximilian@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> Note that drivers that connect to the bus typically don't live in the
>>> same subdirectory as the driver that operates the bus. E.g. the
>>> battery driver would go into drivers/power/supply and the input
>>> would go into drivers/input/ or drivers/hid.
>>
>> Right. I wonder if this also holds for devices that are directly
>> dependent on a special platform though? It could make sense to have them
>> under plaform/surface rather than in the individual subsystems as they
>> are only ever going to be used on this platform. On the other hand, one
>> could argue that having them in the subsystem directories is better for
>> maintainability.
>
> Yes, absolutely. The subsystem maintainers are the ones that are
> most qualified of reviewing code that uses their subsystem, regardless
> of which bus is used underneath the device, and having all drivers
> for a subsystem in one place makes it much easier to refactor them
> all at once in case the internal interfaces are changed or common bugs
> are found in multiple drivers.

Got it.

Thank you for bearing with me and answering all my (probably a bit
silly) questions! I really appreciate it!

Regards,
Max

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