[PATCH v2 0/4] Patches to allow consistent mmc / mmcblk numbering w/ device tree
robh+dt at kernel.org
Sat Apr 30 06:23:17 PDT 2016
On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Doug Anderson <dianders at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> <linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>> My reply would be... why should MMC have special handling that no
>> other subsystem has?
> No other subsystem?
> * i2c allows numbering devices by alias
> * rtc allows numbering devices by alias.
> * serial allows numbering devices by alias.
> * spi allows numbering devices by alias.
> * watchdog allows numbering devices by alias.
> ...at least that's my impression doing a grep for of_alias_get_id(),
> which I suggested earlier in this thread but apparently wasn't done.
IMO, we should remove most or all of these not add more. We shoud move
to identifying devices by other OS independent means. Peter already
pointed out why serial is a problem.
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