On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:18:49PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:26:06 -0700
David Daney<ddaney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The 8250 driver is a bit weird in that in addition to supporting
platform devices, extra devices can be added by calling
The problem is that if we call serial8250_register_port() before the
driver is initialized Bad Things happen (we dereference NULL
There doesn't seem to be a general way to know if a driver has been
I've had a bigger dig into this. I think the correct answer is probably
"always go via platform devices or similar". That *is* the notifier in
the kernel of today. serial8250_register_port ultimately should I think
ultimatly become an internal helper.
Depending on serial8250_register_port() definitely the wrong thing to
do for platform support code. It would be better to figure out how to
get the dt bits you need into 8250.c or of_serial.c.