(arm-)global platform device registration functions

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Wed Dec 29 15:37:40 EST 2010

On Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:25:12 +0100
Uwe Kleine-K__nig <u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> some time ago I started to dynamically allocate platform_devices for
> arm/plat-mxc.  For that purpose I added many functions, see
> arch/arm/plat-mxc/include/mach/devices-common.h [1].  Now arm/arch-mxs
> want to do the same, so I wonder if it would be sensible to do something
> like this more globally (either for arm or better kernel global).

Sounds sensible to me, although I don't really understand what you've
done - didn't platform_device_alloc() already "dynamically allocate

If you were to implement this common infrastructure, there may be
already-existing code which could use it.  How would we locate that?

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