[PATCH v2 1/3] mfd: core: Make a best effort attempt to match devices with the correct of_nodes

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Mon Jun 22 12:53:19 EDT 2020

On Mon, 22 Jun 2020, Frank Rowand wrote:

> On 2020-06-22 03:09, Lee Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, 11 Jun 2020, Lee Jones wrote:
> > 
> >> Currently, when a child platform device (sometimes referred to as a
> >> sub-device) is registered via the Multi-Functional Device (MFD) API,
> >> the framework attempts to match the newly registered platform device
> >> with its associated Device Tree (OF) node.  Until now, the device has
> >> been allocated the first node found with an identical OF compatible
> >> string.  Unfortunately, if there are, say for example '3' devices
> >> which are to be handled by the same driver and therefore have the same
> >> compatible string, each of them will be allocated a pointer to the
> >> *first* node.
> > 
> > Any more reviews/comments before I apply this?
> > 
> Yes, outstanding issues, so please do not apply.
> Shortly after you sent this email, you sent a reply to one of my
> earlier emails in this thread.  I have replied to that email,
> so we still have an ongoing conversation where we are trying
> to resolve my understanding of the problem and whether the
> solution is appropriate.

Happy to discuss whatever issues you're having.

Looks like the ball is in your court. :)

Lee Jones [李琼斯]
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