[PATCH] serial: 8250: 8250_core: Use dev_name() during request_irq()

Andy Shevchenko andy.shevchenko at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 08:59:01 PDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Vignesh R <vigneshr at ti.com> wrote:
> On Monday 13 March 2017 01:35 AM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Vignesh R <vigneshr at ti.com> wrote:
>>> Passing "serial" as name during request_irq() results in all serial port
>>> irqs have same name. This does not help much to easily identify which
>>> irq belongs to which serial port instance. Therefore pass dev_name()
>>> during request_irq() so that better identifiable name is listed for
>>> serial ports in cat /proc/interrupts output.
>>> Output of cat /proc/interrupts
>>> Before this patch:
>>>  26:        689          0     GICv2 309 Edge      serial
>>> After this patch:
>>>  26:        696          0     GICv2 309 Edge      2530c00.serial

>  But, this change is making interrupt name more descriptive

It doesn't in PCI case, it makes it worse.

(The world is not DT-centric)

>> Besides that imagine what would be the name of PCI device here.
>> I would suggest adding ID if you need one in a form like
>> "serial%d", where ID may or may not be supplied by the actual 8250 drivers.
> Are you suggesting to use serial_index() as ID?


With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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