[PATCH] m25p80: add support for a callback to platform code on successful device probe

Mike Frysinger vapier.adi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 15:02:00 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 09:07, David Brownell wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:47:05, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> it is necessary
>> > that you do these things from kernel space instead of
>> standard
>> > userspace.
> Hard to get userspace to do this stuff if
> you're doing a network boot, and thus need
> to have the MAC address working early.. it's
> easy if the kernel can get the MAC address,
> else not possible to boot.  Right?

no, that isnt true at all.  you can easily have a small initramfs to
handle all of your random setup.  if that's too much overhead, you can
add a late initcall to your boards file that is run after the MTD
devices are probed and let that read the required information.  all of
this is more than documented:

i still see these callbacks as unnecessary overhead to solve problems
that can already be done multiple ways with existing code.

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