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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] On-demand device probing
On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 02:54:39PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:06 AM, Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> wrote:

> > There's also the understanding people had that the order things get
> > bound changes the ordering for some of the other cases (perhaps it's a
> > good idea to do that, it seems likely to be sensible?).

> But it really doesn't do that. Also making it do so doesn't help much
> in the cases where things can happen asynchronously (system
> suspend/resume, runtime PM).

Yeah, people seem to have that impression though. :(

> If, instead, there was a way to specify a functional dependency at the
> device registration time, it might be used to change the order of
> everything relevant, including probe. That should help to reduce the
> noise you're referring to.

This links back to the idea of having generic support for pre-probe
actions which is also generally useful (the ability to do things like
power on regulators for devices on enumerable buses so they can be
enumerated as standard).
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