Re: recursive call to platform_device_register deadlocks

From: Jamey Hicks
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 09:17:08 EST

Greg KH wrote:

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 10:39:34AM -0400, Jamey Hicks wrote:

We could restructure the toplevel driver so that it does not call platform_device inside its probe function. An alternative would be to add a pointer to a vector of subdevices to platform_device and have it register the subdevices after it has probed the toplevel device. Do you have any recommendations?

Use the -mm kernel, this should be allowed in that release, due to a
rework of the driver core logic in this area. Can you test this out and
verify this?

I tested 2.6.12-mm1 yesterday and verified that it allows recursive calls to platform_device.


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