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SubjectRe: [DRIVER MODEL] Add platform_driver
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 06:12:17PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> Introduce struct platform_driver. This allows the platform device
> driver methods to be passed a platform_device structure instead of
> instead of a plain device structure, and therefore requiring casting
> in every platform driver.
> We introduce this in such a way that any existing platform drivers
> registered directly via driver_register continue to work as before,
> thereby allowing a gradual conversion to the new platform_driver
> methods.
> Signed-off-by: Russell King <>

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

Thanks a lot for doing this work, I really appreciate it and think it is
the proper way to move forward (the whole, remove the pointers from the
struct driver thing.)


greg k-h
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