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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] omap: add hwspinlock device
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Kevin Hilman
<khilman@deeprootsystems.com> wrote:
>> +postcore_initcall(hwspinlocks_init);
>
> Any reason this needs to be a postcore_initcall?  Are there users of
> hwspinlocks this early in boot?

i2c-omap, which is subsys_initcall (the I2C bus is shared between the
A9 and the M3 on some OMAP4 boards).

And to allow early board code to reserve specific hwspinlock numbers
for predefined use-cases, we probably want to be before arch_initcall.

> The I2C  Probaly subsys or even device_initcall
> is more appropriate here.
>
> I would've suspected that any users of hwspinlocks will be dependent on
> drivers for the other cores (e.g. syslink) which would likely be
> initialized much later.
>
> Kevin
>
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