Re: [PATCH] platform: Fix platform device resource linking

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Jan 03 2013 - 17:40:01 EST

On Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 12:31:10AM +0200, Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
> Platform device removal uncovered a number of problems with
> the way resources are handled in the core platform code.
> Resources now form child/parent linkages and this requires
> proper linking of the resources. On top of that the OF core
> directly creates it's own platform devices. Simplify things
> by providing helper functions that manage the linking properly.
> Two functions are provided:
> platform_device_link_resources(), which links all the
> linkable resources (if not already linked).
> and platform_device_unlink_resources(), which unlinks all the
> resources.

Who would call these functions, and why?

And why have we never seen problems with removing platform devices


greg k-h
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