[PATCH 1/2] PM / Domains: Add OF support
Rafael J. Wysocki
rjw at sisk.pl
Mon Dec 26 15:44:41 EST 2011
On Monday, December 26, 2011, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 08:13:19PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Monday, December 12, 2011, Thomas Abraham wrote:
> > > A device node pointer is added to generic pm domain structure to associate
> > > the domain with a node in the device tree.
> > That sounds fine except for one thing: PM domains are not devices, so adding
> > "device node" pointers to them is kind of confusing. Perhaps there should be
> > something like struct dt_node, representing a more general device tree node?
> There's struct of_node which is exactly that, though practically
> speaking you need a device if you're going to bind automatically to
> something from the device tree in a sensible fashion and there is actual
> hardware under there so a device does make some sense.
> This is in part compatibility with the existing Exynos code which uses
> devices to probe the domains for non-DT systems.
Well, that's not a general case, though.
It doesn't feel approporiate to use a "device node" pointer for something
that's not based on struct device, at least not a generic level, so I wonder
if there's a different way.
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