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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] drivercore: revert addition of of_match to struct device
    On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 01:21:05PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
    > Commit b826291c, "drivercore/dt: add a match table pointer to struct
    > device" added an of_match pointer to struct device to cache the
    > of_match_table entry discovered at driver match time. This was unsafe
    > because matching is not an atomic operation with probing a driver. If
    > two or more drivers are attempted to be matched to a driver at the
    > same time, then the cached matching entry pointer could get
    > overwritten.
    >
    > This patch reverts the of_match cache pointer and reworks all users to
    > call of_match_device() directly instead.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>

    Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>


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