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SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/9] gpio: tegra: Use module_platform_driver()
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 09:25:53PM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Thierry Reding
> <thierry.reding@gmail.com> wrote:
> > With the driver core now resolving interrupt references at probe time,
> > it is no longer necessary to force explicit probe ordering using
> > initcalls.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>
> > ---
> > Note that there are potentially many more drivers that can be switched
> > to the generic module_*_driver() interfaces now that interrupts can be
> > resolved later and deferred probe should be able to handle all the
> > ordering issues.
>
> Let me see if I get this right: so this would be all GPIO/pinctrl
> drivers which are probed exclusively from the device tree
> so anything that depends explicitly on CONFIG_OF would
> be a candidate?

It includes all interrupt providers that are probed from the device
tree. I'm not sure exactly what the situation is regarding DT vs non-DT,
but if my memory serves me well, with non-DT setups interrupts need to
be hard-coded in the board support code. Therefore I don't think the
usefulness is limited to drivers that are exclusively probed from device
tree, but rather any interrupt providing driver that can be probed from
device tree.

> I think we have a bit of a problem that some drivers depend
> only on a certain arch or compiles directly for a certain arch
> without any specific Kconfig option so that this may be a
> bit hard to spot, so we should keep an eye out for this
> once this probing scheme is in place.

Yes, it certainly needs to be decided on a case by case basis. There
might be other factors that prevent a driver from being a proper module
driver.

Thierry
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