[PATCH v7 04/20] of: add function to allow probing a device from a OF node
gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Oct 16 23:53:04 PDT 2015
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 11:10:42AM +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> Walks the OF tree up and finds the closest ancestor that has a struct
> device associated with it, probing it if isn't bound to a driver yet.
> The above should ensure that the dependency represented by the passed OF
> node is available, because probing a device should cause its descendants
> to be probed as well (when they get registered).
> Subsystems can use this when looking up resources for drivers, to reduce
> the chances of deferred probes because of the probing order of devices.
How do subsystems know to do this? Under what situation? Why is this a
of-only type thing? Why don't other busses need this?
I don't like to special-case a single bus like this at all if
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