Re: [PATCH 2/5] char: tile-srom: Remove reference to platform_bus

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 - 17:33:06 EST

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 04:24:37PM -0400, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> On 7/25/2014 10:23 AM, Pawel Moll wrote:
> >The code was creating "srom" class devices using
> >platform_bus as a parent. As they are not really
> >platform devices, make them virtual, using NULL instead.
> >
> >Cc: Chris Metcalf<cmetcalf@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >Signed-off-by: Pawel Moll<pawel.moll@xxxxxxx>
> >---
> > drivers/char/tile-srom.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> Can you clarify the point of this change a bit? The SROM devices
> in question are real devices (bits of silicon on the processor die), not
> some kind of virtual construct.

Then tie them to the "real" parent device that they live on, don't try
to hang them under the platform bus where they don't belong.

> In addition, we also have user binaries in the wild that know to look
> for /sys/devices/platform/srom/ paths,

That's never a good idea, you should be iterating over your bus's
devices, to find your devices, not at a specific location within the
/sys/devices/ tree, as that is guaranteed to move around over time.
It's also why we have those symlinks and lists of devices in your bus

> so I'm pretty reluctant to change this path without good reason.

Because srom is not a platform device, so why would you put it at the
root of the platform device "tree"?


greg kh
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