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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] driver core: Add ability for arch code to setup pdev_archdata
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On Jul 1, 2011, at 5:09 PM, Greg KH wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 06:33:57AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>> On some architectures we need to setup pdev_archdata before we add the
>> device. Waiting til a bus_notifier is too late since we might need the
>> pdev_archdata in the bus notifier. One example is setting up of dma_mask
>> pointers such that it can be used in a bus_notifier.
>>
>> We add noop version of arch_setup_pdev_archdata() in
>> <asm-generic/platform_device.h> and allow the arch code to override with
>> access the full definitions of struct device, struct platform_device, and
>> struct pdev_archdata.
>
> Isn't there some way to use "weak" symbols to keep us from having to
> create this .h file in every single arch and then if the arch wants to
> define it, it does so?
>
> That should make this patch simpler, right?
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

Changing to weak should be doable if we are ok with the additional function call always happening.

- k



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