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SubjectRe: Merge I2O patches from -mm
> > add a controller_add and add controller_remove method, taking a typesafe
> > i2o_controller * instead of the multiplexer.
> I had this before, but i want the notification also for I2O devices,
> because the driver model won't call probe functions for devices, which
> are already occupied by a other driver.

Then please add more methods. Multiplexer calls are an extremly bad idea.

> This is not the best solution,
> if you have more then one drivers which could handle a device. This is
> the case in e.g. i2o_proc, which only want to display information, and
> is not a "real driver". So finally there will be controller_add,
> controller_remove, device_add, device_remove... and i thought it would
> be more generic, and i also don't have to add a function each time a new
> notification is needed :-)

Yes, that's the whole point of this methods..

> Also i tried to implement the notification like the one already in the
> kernel, so i could exchange my notification facility with the already
> existing one (include/linux/notifier.h)...

linux/notifier.h is an bad example to follow and for many thing we're
moving slowly away from it (e.g. the shutdown notifications are now
exposed through the driver model)

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