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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/5] clk: export tree topology and clk data via sysfs
On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 09:57:41AM -0800, Mike Turquette wrote:
> > Ah, comments like this warm my heart.
> >
> > Come on, no abusing the kobject code please, if have problems with how
> > the kernel core works, and it doesn't do things you want it to, then why
> > not change it to work properly for you, or at the least, ASK ME!!!
>
> Ok, I'm asking you now. There are two ways to solve this problem:
>
> 1) have kobject core create the lists linking the objects but defer
> allocations and any interactions with sysfs until later in the boot
> sequence, OR
>
> 2) my code can create a list of clks (the same way that clkdev does)
> and defer kobject/sysfs stuff until later, which walks the list made
> during early-boot
>
> #1 is most closely aligned with the code I have here, #2 presents
> challenges that I haven't really though through. I know that OMAP
> uses the clk framework VERY early in it's boot sequence, but as long
> as the per-clk data is properly initialized then it should be OK.
>
> What do you think?

#3 - use debugfs and don't try to create a sysfs interface for the clock
structures :)

thanks,

greg k-h


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