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    SubjectRe: MFD sharing support (v3, full)
    Hi Andres,

    On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 07:07:07PM -0800, Andres Salomon wrote:
    > Here's all of my third attempt at MFD cell sharing. This includes all
    > parts; some of the patches from v2 are being resent without changes. I
    > apologize for the noise, but since I screwed up the threading in the first
    > batch and people were having trouble finding some of the patches, I figured
    > I'd resend everything together. There are some changes in there as well;
    > they've been marked in commit messages.
    > This whole set does the following things:
    > - make mfd_cell structs always accessible to platform devices
    > - adjust the mfd_cell API to (hopefully) be cleaner, replacing platform_data
    > and driver_data with mfd_data
    > - add wrapper functions to access mfd cell and data fields
    > - adjust all mfd clients/drivers to use the new API
    > - add a reference counting wrapper for mfd_cell's enable/disable hooks
    > - add platform device sharing wrappers to allow mfd clients to create
    > new platform devices (at the same time as platform drivers are being
    > registered)
    > - update the cs5535-mfd driver (and clients) to make use of the new
    > sharing code
    > This effectively provides the ability for mfd clients to share a single
    > mfd_cell, and provide the framework for mfd-core be handle shared hardware
    > resources.
    Thanks a lot for that. I applied all patches now. I have some really minor
    comment regarding the naming in patch #28, but we can fix that later.


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