lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [May]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/19] serdev: Allows dynamic creation of devices via sysfs
Using the right address for Wolfram
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <
ricardo.ribalda@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rob

> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 5:38 PM Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:

> > On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 8:10 AM, Ricardo Ribalda Delgado
> > <ricardo.ribalda@gmail.com> 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
> like

> 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.

> Thanks!


> > Rob



> --
> Ricardo Ribalda



--
Ricardo Ribalda

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-05-29 18:33    [W:0.038 / U:4.648 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site