RE: [PATCH] RFC: AMBA bus discardable probe() function

From: Linus WALLEIJ
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 02:27:12 EST

> [Me]
> > + spin_lock(&amba_bustype.p->klist_drivers.k_lock);
> Ick, nope, you can't do this, sorry. That's a "private" structure for
> a reason.

Yeah I get it, but in the platform bus case what's that traversal of
the klists actually for? I didn't get it, and was guessing that it
was considering the case where devices spawn new devices.

> So what's the real driving force here, just saving a few hundred bytes
> after booting? Or something else?

A few thousand actually according to Russells measurements.
And no I don't think it's worth it unless someone else challenge this...

Linus Walleij
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