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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivercore: Add driver probe deferral mechanism
    On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Kay Sievers <> wrote:
    > On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 17:50, Greg KH <> wrote:
    >> I wonder if doing this all from a workqueue in the first place is going
    >> to cause problems as probe isn't normally done this way at all.
    > Yeah, I would expect unforeseen problems with the async thread too.
    > It's probably all solvable, but it sounds troublesome to find out if
    > things go wrong.
    > We have sync hooks (BUS_NOTIFY_*) where any kind of code can subscribe
    > to when devices get added or get bound to a driver. Can't the code
    > that relies on later hookups to already existing devices/bindings not
    > just plug into that?

    I tried that. It resulted in a lot of complexity that each driver
    needs to implement correctly which is why I started looking for a
    different way to go about it.


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