Re: [RFC PATCH] of: base: add support to get machine model name

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Nov 17 2016 - 09:28:35 EST

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:08:30 PM CET Sudeep Holla wrote:
> On 17/11/16 13:50, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:50:50 AM CET Sudeep Holla wrote:
> >> Currently platforms/drivers needing to get the machine model name are
> >> replicating the same snippet of code. In some case, the OF reference
> >> counting is either missing or incorrect.
> >>
> >> This patch adds support to read the machine model name either using
> >> the "model" or the "compatible" property in the device tree root node.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx>
> >
> > I like the idea. One small comment:
> >
> Thanks. I prefer it as single patch but it can't be applied to any tree.
> Any suggestions on handling this patch to fix the warning in -next ?
The patch that causes the warning is currently in the mmc tree, and I
don't think it would be good to have your entire patch in there too.

It's probably best to just fix the warning there now by adding another
open-coded copy of that function, and then apply your patch on top
for v4.11.