[PATCH 01/27] mtd: nand: introduce function to fix a common bug in most nand-drivers not showing a device in sysfs

Alexander Holler holler at ahsoftware.de
Mon May 26 15:12:26 PDT 2014

Most nand drivers don't set a parent device for the mtd-device. The result
is that information in sysfs is missing (no folder device).

Comparing the output of

	git grep mtd_device_parse_register drivers/mtd/nand/


	git grep parent drivers/mtd/nand/ | cut -f 1 | sort -u

showed that this is a very common error. Looking at some of those drivers
a common pattern is visible which I put into a new inline function to
reduce source code size and to avoid future similiar errors.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Holler <holler at ahsoftware.de>
 include/linux/mtd/mtd.h | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h b/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
index a1b0b4c..2e24afe 100644
--- a/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
+++ b/include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@
 #include <linux/types.h>
 #include <linux/uio.h>
 #include <linux/notifier.h>
-#include <linux/device.h>
+#include <linux/platform_device.h>
 #include <mtd/mtd-abi.h>
@@ -366,6 +366,15 @@ static inline int mtd_can_have_bb(const struct mtd_info *mtd)
 struct mtd_partition;
 struct mtd_part_parser_data;
+static inline void mtd_setup_common_members(struct mtd_info *mtd, void *priv,
+						struct platform_device *pdev)
+	mtd->priv	= priv;
+	mtd->owner	= pdev->dev.driver->owner;
+	mtd->dev.parent	= &pdev->dev;
+	mtd->name	= pdev->dev.driver->name;
 extern int mtd_device_parse_register(struct mtd_info *mtd,
 				     const char * const *part_probe_types,
 				     struct mtd_part_parser_data *parser_data,

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