Re: [PATCH v4 2/4] platform: Add ARM64 platform directory

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On 12/03/2024 11:40, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
On Tue, 12 Mar 2024, Nikita Travkin wrote:

Some ARM64 based laptops and computers require vendor/board specific
drivers for their embedded controllers. Even though usually the most
important functionality of those devices is implemented inside ACPI,
unfortunately Linux doesn't currently have great support for ACPI on
platforms like Qualcomm Snapdragon that are used in most ARM64 laptops
today. Instead Linux relies on Device Tree for Qualcomm based devices
and it's significantly easier to reimplement the EC functionality in
a dedicated driver than to make use of ACPI code.

This commit introduces a new platform/arm64 subdirectory to give a
place to such drivers for EC-like devices.

A new MAINTAINERS entry is added for this directory. Patches to files in
this directory will be taken up by the platform-drivers-x86 team (i.e.
Hans de Goede and Mark Gross).

Mark -> me.

+M:	Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx>
+M:	Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
+L:	platform-driver-x86@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
+S:	Maintained
+T:	git git://
+F:	drivers/platform/arm64/

Is some ARM64 person going to pay attention to these patches (you or
perhaps somebody else)?

It's perfectly fine to have some ARM64 person(s) listed as an additional
maintainer there even if the patches themselves are routed through Hans
and me (and pdx86 tree). With Mellanox and Surface platform drivers which
are also routed through pdx86 tree, we have Hans + me + 3rd person listed
as maintainers.

You can add me as a +R.

Perhaps Dmitry and Konrad would want to be on the list too.

Actually since Dmitry has already done some work on this, I think he should be on the review list for this series.


(This is not to force anything on anyone but it could be beneficial if
somebody more familiar with ARM64 is in the loop.)


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