Re: [PATCH 00/13] Discover and probe dependencies

From: Alexander Holler
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 11:32:34 EST

Am 18.06.2015 um 16:49 schrieb Russell King - ARM Linux:

I think you may need to pick a better example to illustrate your point. :)

It's easy to describe: Sort driver probe calls and forget about the whole device-stuff.

The real target is to sort the driver probe calls and ideally the whole device stuff could be ignored, leaving it as however it may work.

Unfortunately, that's not as easy to implement as it sounds. ;)

I've too hit the device-stuff very late in my driver-probe-ordering experiment and just did it somehow, because I already was at the limit of the time I wanted to spend. ;)

So to repeat myself, I think the first target has to be to identify drivers either without having to call their initcalls at all, or by making sure their initcalls just register and do nothing else (what I've called "well-done").


Alexander Holler
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