[PATCH 2/3 v4] ARM: bcm2835: Add the Raspberry Pi firmware driver

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Thu May 28 15:09:12 PDT 2015

On 05/28/2015 03:39 PM, Noralf Trønnes wrote:
> Den 28.05.2015 23:28, skrev Stephen Warren:
>> On 05/28/2015 12:33 PM, Eric Anholt wrote:
>>> This gives us a function for making mailbox property channel requests
>>> of the firmware, which is most notable in that it will let us get and
>>> set clock rates.
> ...
>>> +int rpi_firmware_property_list(struct device_node *of_node,
>>> +                   void *data, size_t tag_size)
>>> +{
>>> +    struct platform_device *pdev = of_find_device_by_node(of_node);
>> I would expect the of_node -> pdev mapping to happen at client device
>> probe time. Simplest for this driver would be if the
>> client-probe-time-mapping function returned the "struct rpi_firmware"
>> and the client passed that to this function.
> What if the firmware driver/device is removed or reloaded?
> In that case the client has an invalid pointer. It wouldn't know about
> the change.

A provider can't be removed if it has clients. So, you'd have to remove
all clients first, then remove the provider. This may require adding
some code to increment/decrement the module use count when clients look
up the provider and are themselves removed.

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