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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] PM updates for 2.6.33
On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 10:31:12PM -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 22:15:49 -0800
> Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > And the bad thing is that violates multiple layers in the kernel.
> > Atkbd driver does not have to be using i8042; neither does psmouse.
> > Althtough they do in 99% of the cases there are other controllers
> > providing the i8042-style ports. Just grep for SERIO_8042 in
> > drivers/input/serio.
> >
> > I do not want to hard-code the i8042-psmouse-atkbd dependency.
>
> it's not a specific dependency.
>
> it's a "I know I'm critical, so everything before me needs to be done".
>
> that doesn't encode an actual relationship, it encodes a potential
> relationship... with a worst case behavior of ... what we do right
> now ;_)

This is the case with every parent device, isn't it? It is important for
its children. And wasn't Rafael patchset trying to address exactkly
this?

--
Dmitry


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