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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/5] ARM: OMAP: omap_device: add a method to set iommu private archdata
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Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com> writes:

> Hi Kevin,
>
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 1:53 AM, Kevin Hilman <khilman@ti.com> wrote:
>> Benoit did just this in preparation for DT.
>>
>>       http://marc.info/?l=linux-omap&m=131672480111927&w=2
>>
>> Will that meet your needs?
>
> It's almost there, but not entirely.
>
> Benoit's alloc/delete functions focus on the omap_device part, leaving
> the handling of the platform device (allocation and pdata setting) to
> omap_device_build_ss(), which at the same time registers the pdev.
>
> I'd need to split omap_device_build_ss() into two: an alloc() part
> which does everything but registering the pdev, and a register() part.
> Users will first call alloc(), manually set archdata members, and then
> call the register() part.
>
> Something like this (compile-tested only, based on Benoit's
> for_3.2/4_omap4_dt_early_devices branch):

[...]

> That's the idea; please tell me how you'd like to see this go forward
> (there are at least several personal-taste issues here, e.g., naming:
> now we have two sets of alloc/delete functions which have different
> semantics)

The approach is OK with me, but I'm a bit torn about whether or not to
merge this since the need for this should go away when converting to DT.
Is anyone working on IOMMU DT description?

I guess if I do merge this, we can also clean this up significantly
after all devices are converted to DT.

> and which branch would you like me to base this work off of
> (not sure if Benoit's patches already went into your
> for_3.2/omap_device branch) and I'll respin this patch properly.

Unless it has other dependencies on Benoit's further DT patches, you can
base this on my for_3.2/omap_device-2 branch which includes Benoit's
alloc changes.

Kevin
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