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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] mfd: Fix runtime warning caused by duplicate device registration
On 05/07/12 13:29, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 01:15:45PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
>> On 05/07/12 13:06, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> You seemed to be suggesting that your fix was in some way related to the
>>> DT changes in the MFD core. I'm unsure as to the relationship here.
>> How is it not related? In English the patch would say; "Only
>> register the AB8500 via the MFD API when we're booting with Device
>> Tree. This allows AB8500 related devices to be registered in the
>> normal way, rather than registering them individually using DT and
>> prevents duplicate registration when we are not executing a Device
>> Tree enabled boot."
> This is what you said before and it still doesn't make much sense to me.
> I'd expect that if anything your first statement would be the opposite
> of what happens - it seems like your non-DT code is doing something
> really odd. If anything I'd expect adding a DT to add duplicate
> registrations, I'd not expect it to remove registrations.
> What I'd expect is that if we can figure out that we need to register
> the AB8500 automatically without any information from DT then we should
> be able to figure out exactly the same thing in the non-DT case. I
> would therefore expect that the change would instead be something which
> removes the other source of registrations.

Now you're confusing me. :)

If DT is _not_ enabled, we do:

From platform code:
- Register the DB8500-PRCMU
- Register the AB8500

So you see the registration is separate.

If DT _is_ enabled, we do:

From Device Tree:
- Register the DB8500-PRCMU (which in turn registers the AB8500)

In this case we the DB8500-PRCMU goes on to register the AB8500 for us,
so we need to ensure DT _is_ running before we go on to do that, because
if we don't the DB8500-PRCMU will register it and so will platform code.

Lee Jones
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