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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivercore: Add driver probe deferral mechanism
On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 05:08:30PM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 03:09:27PM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> >> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> >> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >> > On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:47:41AM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> >> >> --- a/include/linux/device.h
> >> >> +++ b/include/linux/device.h
> >> >> @@ -587,6 +587,10 @@ struct device_dma_parameters {
> >> >>   * @mutex:   Mutex to synchronize calls to its driver.
> >> >>   * @bus:     Type of bus device is on.
> >> >>   * @driver:  Which driver has allocated this
> >> >> + * @deferred_probe: entry in deferred_probe_list which is used to retry the
> >> >> + *           binding of drivers which were unable to get all the resources
> >> >> + *           needed by the device; typically because it depends on another
> >> >> + *           driver getting probed first.
> >> >>   * @platform_data: Platform data specific to the device.
> >> >>   *           Example: For devices on custom boards, as typical of embedded
> >> >>   *           and SOC based hardware, Linux often uses platform_data to point
> >> >> @@ -646,6 +650,7 @@ struct device {
> >> >>       struct bus_type *bus;           /* type of bus device is on */
> >> >>       struct device_driver *driver;   /* which driver has allocated this
> >> >>                                          device */
> >> >> +     struct list_head        deferred_probe;
> >> >>       void            *platform_data; /* Platform specific data, device
> >> >>                                          core doesn't touch it */
> >> >>       struct dev_pm_info      power;
> >> >
> >> > This can go into the "struct device_private" structure instead, right?
> >> > That would be better to ensure that no non-driver-core code ever touches
> >> > this thing.
> >>
> >> I don't see any reason why not.  I'll make the change and repost.
> >
> > If you are going to repost, care to fix up your multi-line comment
> > blocks to follow the "standard" way of doing it?
> >
> > That saves me doing the follow-on patch to do it myself :)
>
> Yeah, I can do that.
>
> Actually, if you're okay with this version other than the private data
> change, could you pick up this version (it's actually received
> testing) and I'll provide follow up patches to fix up the issues
> pointed out by you and Arnd.

Yes, I can, and I might as well fix up the private thing myself and the
comments when I do that, I'll cc: you on that. I have a flight tomorrow
so I might get the chance to do it then.

thanks,

greg k-h
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