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SubjectRe: How do I choose an arbitrary minor number for my tty device?
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Michael Ellerman
<> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 12:08 -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:23:47 +1100
>> Michael Ellerman <> wrote:
>> > > It would be nice if platform devices that are created from device tree
>> > > nodes included a link to the corresponding /proc/device-tree node in
>> > > their sysfs node.
>> >
>> > It's not a link, but the OF path is in devspec, so you can work it out
>> > fairly easily.
>> Hmm, I see a "devspec" in PCI devices, but not in devtree-probed
>> platform devices.  of_bus_type_init isn't being called from anywhere
>> but the ibmebus code.  It looks like this was a casualty of merging
>> of_platform with platform (commit eca3930163ba8884060ce9d9ff5ef0d9b7c7b00f).
> Ah crud, yeah I was looking at an old kernel.
> That seems like a regression, but seemingly no one has complained so
> perhaps it doesn't matter in practice. It was certainly a nice feature
> though.

Hmmm, I missed that when merging. Oops.

devspec is easy enough to add back since there isn't a conflict. It
can even be made system-wide (not just platform bus) since any device
can have an of_node now. However, the modalias and name attributes
are a lot harder since there are name conflicts.


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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