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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] mfd: Fix runtime warning caused by duplicate device registration
On 05/07/12 14:20, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 02:12:09PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
>> On 05/07/12 14:03, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 01:55:50PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>> Then were would you register it, if not here?
>>> Same place as for DT.
>> That is a possibility, but the idea is to reduce code in the
>> platform area, not add to it. We'd also need a completely separate
> But surely this would, if anything, remove code? You already have the
> code to do the registration in the MFD so all you're going to be doing
> here is removing the code from

No, it will add platform code if we were to register the ab8500 from the
platform area.

>> platform_data structure to the one we use for platform registration,
>> as much of it has now been moved into Device Tree. The regulators
>> are a good example of this, but there's also GPIO information which
>> is no longer relevant etc.
> Hrm, the usual pattern for this stuff is that the DT is parsed into
> platform data so the DT code is isolated to the parser. It sounds like
> you've got a very different structure here?

Yes we do. Ref that commit ID I sent you you a few days ago:


>> I do believe that registering the AB8500 from the DB8500 is
>> appropriate though, for the simple reason that the AB8500 is a
>> sub-device to the DB8500. I think this is the correct thing to do.
>> But anyway, as I said before, that ship has sailed. We _already_ do
>> this. All this patch does is prevent the AB8500 from being
>> registered twice when DT is not enabled.
> Well, it also introduces code into mainline which is likely to be used
> as a template by other people - I'd be especially worried about the next
> ST platform ending up repeating the same mistakes.

There are no mistakes. It would work for other platforms. :)

> If the code is so
> separate perhaps it's better to just remove the non-DT support?

That's the plan.

Lee Jones
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