[PATCH 07/14] mfd: Initialise the AB8500 driver at core_initcall time

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Tue Jun 12 04:13:52 EDT 2012

On 11/06/12 22:03, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Lee Jones<lee.jones at linaro.org>  wrote:
>> The AB8500 is soon to have its own IRQ domain. For this to be useful
>> the driver needs to be initialised earlier in the boot sequence. Here
>> we move initialisation forward from arch_initcall to core_initcall time.
> I don't understand why using IRQ domain makes it necessary to
> initialize the driver earlier in the init process. Please explain to me,
> I need tutoring here.

Perhaps I need to invest some time into deferring each user's probe()s 
instead. Leave it with me I'll do some investigation.

Lee Jones
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