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SubjectRe: [PM] Patrick: which part of "maintainer" and "peer review" needs explaining to you?
On Mon, Sep 01 2003, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > I think we need to expand the platform device support to include the
> > notion of platform drivers. For example:
> >
> > struct platform_driver {
> > int (*probe)(struct platform_device *);
> > int (*remove)(struct platform_device *);
> > int (*suspend)(struct platform_device *, u32);
> > int (*resume)(struct platform_device *);
> > struct device_driver drv;
> > };
> >
> > (Aside: I like the movement of the suspend/resume methods to the bus_type,
> > and I'd like to see the probe/remove methods also move there. For the
> > vast majority of cases, the probe/remove methods in struct device_driver
> > end up pointing at the same functions for any particular bus.)
>
> But what about those few devices that need special handling? Like
> flush write cache on IDE disk but not on cdrom?

ide-cd should have a flush write cache as well, for mtr, dvd-ram, cd-rw
with packet writing, etc.

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Jens Axboe

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On Mon, Sep 01 2003, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > I think we need to expand the platform device support to include the
> > notion of platform drivers. For example:
> >
> > struct platform_driver {
> > int (*probe)(struct platform_device *);
> > int (*remove)(struct platform_device *);
> > int (*suspend)(struct platform_device *, u32);
> > int (*resume)(struct platform_device *);
> > struct device_driver drv;
> > };
> >
> > (Aside: I like the movement of the suspend/resume methods to the bus_type,
> > and I'd like to see the probe/remove methods also move there. For the
> > vast majority of cases, the probe/remove methods in struct device_driver
> > end up pointing at the same functions for any particular bus.)
>
> But what about those few devices that need special handling? Like
> flush write cache on IDE disk but not on cdrom?

ide-cd should have a flush write cache as well, for mtr, dvd-ram, cd-rw
with packet writing, etc.

--
Jens Axboe

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