Re: [PATCH] driver core: Separate platform device name from platform device number
From: Russell King
Date: Fri Mar 25 2005 - 16:06:19 EST
On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:56:03PM +0200, Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 08:25:08PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> > Eh? How do you end up with "/sys/devices/platform/foobar0.0" for the
> > former case? It has an ID of "-1", and not zero. Your idea doesn't
> > make any sense.
> Yes, I missed the -1 part, so Kyle is correct.
> It would be trivial to treat them both as foobar0 and have the
> registration succeed for whoever gets it first, but I could see that this
> would be problematic in the serial8250 case. On the other hand, this is
> then serial8250's problem.
Thank you for ignoring the other case of i82385 to justify your point
of view of it being just a single driver problem.
Maybe you can work out a patch to fix up this mess?
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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