Re: [PATCH] drivercore: Output common devicetree information in uevent

From: Grant Likely
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 18:21:18 EST

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-02-01 at 11:31 -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
>>> The original function also creates a MODALIAS property for the
>>> compatible
>>> list, but that code has not been generalized into the common case
>>> because
>>> it has the potential to break module loading on a lot of bus types.
>>> Bus
>>> types are still responsible for their own MODALIAS properties.
>>> Boot tested on ARM and compile tested on PowerPC and SPARC.
>> We also want to generalize adding the devspec property that we have on
>> PCI to all devices no ?
> The pci_show_devspec() function?  Yeah, that can be generalized, but
> haven't researched where the best place to hook it in should be.

Is there any point in generalizing that attribute though when the data
is in uevent?

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