[PATCH 0/4] Introduce deferred probing

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 18:02:42 PDT 2015

As expected, the Lenovo ix4 has an poor-man's GPIO expander (74x163)
connected by (guess what) GPIO bitbang SPI. This causes driver probing
to fail when the GPIO expander is probed before GPIO SPI driver.

This patch set introduces deferred probing support into base/driver.c
by moving drivers that request probe deferral to an extra device list
that will be reprobed later. As -EPROBE_DEFER is an error in general,
the rest of the patch set amends gpio and led parts to deal with this
special case.

The corresponding drivers and support for Lenovo ix4 will be added in
a third patch set.

Sebastian Hesselbarth (4):
  base: Introduce deferred probing
  gpio: Return -EPROBE_DEFER on gpio_get_num()
  OF: gpio: Silence error message on -EPROBE_DEFER
  led: gpio: Properly deal with deferred probing

 drivers/base/driver.c       | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c      |  5 ++++-
 drivers/led/led-gpio.c      | 15 ++++++++++++++-
 drivers/of/of_gpio.c        |  5 +++--
 include/asm-generic/errno.h |  1 +
 5 files changed, 61 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

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