[PATCH/RFC] Runtime PM: ARM: subarch-specific extensions of pdev_archdata

Mikael Pettersson mikpe at it.uu.se
Wed Sep 23 06:23:28 EDT 2009

Eric Miao writes:
 > On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Kevin Hilman
 > <khilman at deeprootsystems.com> wrote:
 > > On ARM platforms, power management can be very platform specific.
 > > This patch allows ARM subarches to extend the platform_device
 > > pdev_archdata for each subarch by creating a new struct pdev_machdata
 > > and allowing each subarch to customize it as needed.
 > >
 > > As a starting point, each subarch's <mach/device.h> creates an empty
 > > struct pdev_machdata.
 > >
 > Shouldn't that pdev_archdata and pdev_machdata be pointer or something
 > so that multiple platform_device can share something in common?

Forcing it to be a pointer has allocation and lifetime implications.
Making it a struct allows the subarch to duplicate or share
(via a private pointer) data as it sees fit.

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