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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.21-rc1] powerpc: Make of_device_uevent() compatible with ibmebus
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <> wrote on 17.02.2007 

> On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 17:28 +0100, Hoang-Nam Nguyen wrote:
> > ibmebus has a fake root device that's not associated with an ofdt
> > Filter out any such devices in of_device_uevent().
> Doh ! You are creating an of_device with no attached device-node ? That
> is totally evil ! Why do you need that ?

The driver creates a fake "ibmebus" device so all ibmebus based devices
a common parent device -- the vio bus does the same.

What do you think about linking this device to the device tree "/" node?
ibmebus-based devices are linked to dt nodes residing directly beneath
so the mapping would fit.


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