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SubjectRe: driverfs support for motherboard devices
Hi!

> > > +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?

It is address on (what used to be) ISA bus. I'm selecting lowest when
I have a choice.
Pavel
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no longer is classifiable as a democracy, but rather as a plutocracy." --hpa
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