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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/3] of: Add support for reading a s32 from a multi-value property.
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On Fri, 2016-08-19 at 22:41 +0200, Heiko Stuebner wrote:
>
> > So no, don't *add* any more of these functions. Only add the generic
> > version. And if your driver isn't using the generic property
> > functions... fix it.
>
> As far as I can see, all the device_property_* functions are grounded on their
> of_property_*, acpi_property_* etc counterparts and functions reading specific
> elements (the _index variants) are currently not available at all.
>
> drivers/base/property.c:
> #define OF_DEV_PROP_READ_ARRAY(node, propname, type, val, nval)                         \
>         (val) ? of_property_read_##type##_array((node), (propname), (val), (nval))      \
>               : of_property_count_elems_of_size((node), (propname), sizeof(type))
>
> So even if you're using the device_property_* functions you'd still need
> a match in the underlying functions or am I missing something?

Yes, but the underlying function should never be used directly by
drivers. And should probably be prefixed with __ or marked deprecated
(with an override in its one genuine call site).

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dwmw2


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