Re: MFD sharing support (v3, full)

From: Samuel Ortiz
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 11:39:45 EST

Hi Andres,

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 07:07:07PM -0800, Andres Salomon wrote:
> Here's all of my third attempt at MFD cell sharing. This includes all
> parts; some of the patches from v2 are being resent without changes. I
> apologize for the noise, but since I screwed up the threading in the first
> batch and people were having trouble finding some of the patches, I figured
> I'd resend everything together. There are some changes in there as well;
> they've been marked in commit messages.
> This whole set does the following things:
> - make mfd_cell structs always accessible to platform devices
> - adjust the mfd_cell API to (hopefully) be cleaner, replacing platform_data
> and driver_data with mfd_data
> - add wrapper functions to access mfd cell and data fields
> - adjust all mfd clients/drivers to use the new API
> - add a reference counting wrapper for mfd_cell's enable/disable hooks
> - add platform device sharing wrappers to allow mfd clients to create
> new platform devices (at the same time as platform drivers are being
> registered)
> - update the cs5535-mfd driver (and clients) to make use of the new
> sharing code
> This effectively provides the ability for mfd clients to share a single
> mfd_cell, and provide the framework for mfd-core be handle shared hardware
> resources.
Thanks a lot for that. I applied all patches now. I have some really minor
comment regarding the naming in patch #28, but we can fix that later.


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