[PATCH] of: match the compatible in the order set by the dts file

Huang Shijie b32955 at freescale.com
Tue Jul 9 04:10:53 EDT 2013

于 2013年07月09日 15:51, Sascha Hauer 写道:
> On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 03:46:34PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
>> 于 2013年07月09日 15:05, Sascha Hauer 写道:
>>> Why don't you set the matching order in the driver the way you want it
>>> to be, i.e.:
>>> 	{ .compatible = "fsl,imx6q-uart", ... },
>>> 	{ .compatible = "fsl,imx21-uart", ... },
>>> 	{ .compatible = "fsl,imx1-uart", ... },
>> yes. i can set it like this.
>> but this method looks like a ugly workaround.
> If a driver has different ways of supporting a single device, then
> putting the preferred or most feature rich on top doesn't look very ugly
> to me.
this method makes it much _coupled_ between the driver and the dts file.

IMHO, it's an unnecessary _burden_ to the driver programmer:
    he should puts the most feature compatible on the top.

it's much graceful if we let the driver programmer be transparent about 

Huang Shijie

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