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SubjectRe: RFC: (re-)binding the VFIO platform driver to a platform device
On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 09:27:38PM +0100, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> > > What you're suggesting would let users specify that
> > > a serial driver should handle a NIC hardware, no? That sounds much much
> > > worse to me.
> >
> > The flag (and wildcard match, if applicable) would be set by the driver,
> > not by the user. Whereas PCI's "new_id" and the "new_compatible" being
> > suggested in this thread would allow exactly that, assuming the driver
> > doesn't reject the device in the probe function.
> >
> ok, fair enough, but still, I don't see the _generic_ need for having a
> kernel feature that allows some random driver to bind to a device, but
> then again, I'm not an authority in this area.

Again, this is already there, and has been for years with no problems,
so I really don't understand the issue you have with it.

greg k-h


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