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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add device addition/removal notifier

    > Ok, as long as you all agree that this does change the behavior, it's
    > fine with me :)

    I should probably split the patch in two: One that does that behaviour
    change (I already have an Acked-by: Len Brown for that one even :) and
    one adding that notifier.

    > Ok, then perhaps you just want a bus specific callback for the devices
    > on that bus? That would be much simpler and keep you from having to do
    > that mess with the different tests of bus type.
    > Actually, that's the only thing that really makes sense here, now that I
    > think about it, the platform_notify doesn't really make any sense...

    Well... people already use it and go check the bus types :)

    Having a notifier queue per bus type is a bit harder though because bus
    types are generally allocated statically and thus we would need to find
    them all in the kernel to add a proper static initialisation for the
    notifier queue... bus_register() is not a good spot to do it because
    platform code might want to register for bus types before those bus
    types have been registered (it's not always easy to find a place to
    "hook" between a bus is registered and things get added to it).

    In fact, the whole bus type thing is a mess :) We can't easily register
    for bus types that are in modules.

    For example, if I want to use the notifier to catch USB devices in order
    to, for example, link them to firmware nodes, I'm lost if the USB
    subsystem is modular ... unless I use a global notifier and strcmp the
    bus type name in there.

    So at this point, I'd rather stay on a global notifier.


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