Re: [PATCH 1/2] serial: samsung: Move uart_register_driver call todevice probe

From: Mark Brown
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 15:05:40 EST

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 07:51:44PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> That strikes me as rather more risky. We can propogate it through the
> drivers as we are sure it is safe to do so on that platform and encourage
> driver authors to migrate. Better than a "big bang" and the inevitable
> fallout.

I don't see how we can meaningfully test this on a platform - the kernel
would have to be pretty demented to care, it's userspace that cares and
that's not really tied to individual serial drivers but is where we
mainly need coverage.

> We do want it user selectable, because we want people to leave it off
> unless they have a need for it - that then becomes a path towards
> eventually getting rid of them static identifiers for good.


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