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SubjectRe: kobj_to_dev ?
Greg KH wrote:
>
> How about just adding a find_device() function to the driver core, where
> you pass in a name and a type, so that others can use it?

Something like this?

===== include/linux/device.h 1.111 vs edited =====
--- 1.111/include/linux/device.h Mon Dec 29 15:38:10 2003
+++ edited/include/linux/device.h Mon Jan 19 14:25:26 2004
@@ -354,6 +354,7 @@
*/
extern struct device * get_device(struct device * dev);
extern void put_device(struct device * dev);
+extern struct device *find_device(const char *name, struct bus_type *bus);


/* drivers/base/platform.c */
===== drivers/base/core.c 1.78 vs edited =====
--- 1.78/drivers/base/core.c Mon Sep 29 16:20:44 2003
+++ edited/drivers/base/core.c Mon Jan 19 14:33:42 2004
@@ -400,6 +400,14 @@
return error;
}

+struct device *find_device(const char *name, struct bus_type *bus)
+{
+ struct kobject *k = kset_find_obj(&bus->devices, name);
+ if (k)
+ return to_dev(k);
+ return NULL;
+}
+
int __init devices_init(void)
{
return subsystem_register(&devices_subsys);
@@ -416,6 +424,7 @@
EXPORT_SYMBOL(device_unregister_wait);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(get_device);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(put_device);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(find_device);

EXPORT_SYMBOL(device_create_file);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(device_remove_file);

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Hollis Blanchard
IBM Linux Technology Center
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