Re: [PATCH] drivers/tty: Folding Android's keyreset driver in sysRQ
From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Sun Oct 21 2012 - 02:32:22 EST
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 08:35:56PM -0700, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Mathieu Poirier
> <mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 12-10-05 12:16 PM, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> >> On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 11:59:29AM -0600, mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >>> From: "Mathieu J. Poirier" <mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> Andrew,
> >>> After requesting a number of changes that, to my understanding
> >>> have been implemented, I have not been able to get the attention
> >>> of the subsystem maintainer on this patch.
> >>> If there are still issues, I'm open to making changes but I want
> >>> to make sure it doesn't get forgotten. If there no objections,
> >>> would you consider queuint it ?
> >> Mathieu,
> >> I have the same objection as before: using platform device solely for
> >> the purpose of passing some data from board code to the driver. Surely
> >> there are other ways of passing this bit of data... What about, for
> >> example, making it an empty weak symbol so that board code could
> >> override it with strong one?
> > Thanks for the comments - I will implement a weak function in the
> > keyreset driver.
> A weak symbol does not work. A single kernel can support multiple
> devices that have unique reset key combinations.
Such kernels will surely require device tree and I think everyone have
already agreed that DT is the proper way of supplying this data on newer
boards. So the weak symbol is for legacy boards that do not export
device tree data and thus require per-board kernels.
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