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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver core: Early dev_name() support.
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 09:03, Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 08:59:18PM +0100, Kay Sievers wrote:

>> > ??static inline const char *dev_name(const struct device *dev)
>> > ??{
>> > + ?? ?? ?? /* Use the init name until the kobject becomes available */
>>
>> This should probably state that it's used for getting names out of
>> unregistered devices. Otherwise it sounds confusing.
>>
> It's not clear that that distinction makes things any less confusing.
> Early devices are registered, they just haven't been fully initialized
> yet.

For the driver core, "registered" devices are devices where
device_add() or device_register() has been called. Initialized devices
are devices which device_initialize() was called for. The devices you
mean are not "registered" in that sense, right?

Thanks,
Kay


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