lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2005]   [Oct]   [18]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [patch 0/8] Nesting class_device patches that actually work
On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 03:18:22AM -0400, Adam Belay wrote:

> As stated above, the keyboard actually does have a real location to hang off of.
> Nonetheless, a keyboard controller is a physical device. It's very different
> from a "virtual device" like a tty. Therefore, it seems unreasonable to make
> virtual devices belong to the "platform" bus.
>
> If a device doesn't have a parent device, it belongs at the root of the tree.
> That's the only obvious way to represent such a lack of dependency. This
> applies to both class and physical devices.

Well, a VT is obviously a child of the graphics card and of the
keyboard. Similarly for the 'mice' device, which is a child of all input
devices that offer mouseying capabilities.

It's just impossible to express in a tree.

--
Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-10-18 10:36    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans