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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/19] serdev: Allows dynamic creation of devices via sysfs
Hi Rob

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 5:38 PM Rob Herring <> wrote:

> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 8:10 AM, Ricardo Ribalda Delgado
> <> wrote:
> > Allow creating and deleting devices via sysfs. Devices created will be
> > matched to serdev drivers via modalias (the string provided by the user)
> > and deleted via their name. Eg:
> >
> > # Create device
> > root@qt5022:~# echo ttydev > /sys/bus/serial/devices/serial0/new_device
> >
> > # Delete device
> > root@qt5022:~#
> > echo serial0-0 > /sys/bus/serial/devices/serial0/delete_device

> I think the model here should be the kernel provides dummy slave
> device for each serial port and then you can use bind and unbind to
> bind to a particular driver.

I have been researching a bit that approach, but I found a couple of issues:

- With the bind/unbind you need to modprobe manually the module. Something

modprobe myserdev
echo myserdev > bind

- You need one module per part_number, with modalias you can have a
different alias per module

- I guess that the final user will appreciate that the serdev has the same
API as other serial slow bus (i2c).

ccing Wolfram becase maybe he has some feedback to same from his experience
with the i2c bus.


> Rob

Ricardo Ribalda

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