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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivercore: Add driver probe deferral mechanism
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 17:50, Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de> 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.
g.


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