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

Frank Rowand frowand.list at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 11:51:33 EDT 2020

On 2020-06-24 02:46, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jun 2020, Frank Rowand wrote:
>> On 2020-06-23 14:59, Lee Jones wrote:

< big snip >

Thanks for the replies in the above portion.

>>>> But yes or no to my solution #2 (with some slight changes to
>>>> make it better (more gracious handling of the detected error) as
>>>> discussed elsewhere in the email thread)?
>>> Please see "[0]" above!
>>> AFAICT your solution #2 involves bombing out *all* devices if there is
>>> a duplicate compatible with no 'reg' property value.  This is a)
>>> over-kill and b) not an error, as I mentioned:
>> As I mentioned above, I set you up to have this misunderstanding by
>> a mistake in one of my earlier emails.  So now that I have pointed
>> out what I meant here by "more gracious handling of the detected
>> error", what do you think of my amended solution #2?
> Explained above, but the LT;DR is that it's not correct.

I don't agree with you, I think my solution is better.  Even if I
prefer my solution, I find your solution to be good enough.

So I am dropping my specific objection to returning -EAGAIN from
mfd_match_of_node_to_dev() when the node has previously been
allocated to a device.

>>>>> It also suffers with false positives.
>> Sorry for the very long response, but it seemed we were operating
>> under some different understandings and I hope I have clarified some
>> things.
> Likewise. :)

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