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SubjectRe: driverfs support for motherboard devices

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Pavel Machek wrote:
>
> > +static void __init init_8259A_devicefs(void)
> > +{
> > + device_register(&device_i8259A);
> > + strcpy(device_i8259A.name, "i8259A");
> > + strcpy(device_i8259A.bus_id, "0020");
> > + device_i8259A.parent = &sys_iobus;
>
> I'm not entirely familiar with the driverfs API but wouldn't an API
> function to do all that strcpy and other init assignments be a bit
> cleaner? I see lots of retyping going on otherwise, someone feel free to
> hit me with a clue bat if i'm missing something...

Actually, that's something I didn't notice with the patch: you need a
non-NULL bus_id inorder to register the device.

Something like this for singular devices would work better:

static struct device device_i8259A = {
name: "i8259A",
bus_id: "0020",
};

Though, where does that bus_id come from?

-pat

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