Re: [PATCH 2/2] drivers/core/of: Add symlink to device-tree from devices with an OF node

From: Olof Johansson
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 17:22:23 EST

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So I've been annoyed lately with having a bunch of devices such as i2c
> eeproms (for use by VPDs, server world !) and other bits and pieces that
> I want to be able to identify from userspace, and possibly provide
> additional data about from FW.
> Basically, it boils down to correlating the sysfs device with the OF
> tree device node, so that user space can use device-tree info such as
> additional "location" or "label" (or whatever else we can come up with)
> properties to identify a given device, or get some attributes of use
> about it, etc...
> Now, so far, we've done that in some subsystem in a fairly ad-hoc basis
> using "devspec" properties. For example, PCI creates them if it can
> correlate the probed device with a DT node. Some powerpc specific busses
> do that too.
> However, i2c doesn't and it would be nice to have something more generic
> since technically any device can have a corresponding device tree node
> these days.
> This patch achieves this by adding an "of_node" symlink to devices that
> have a non-NULL dev->of_node pointer.
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Acked-by: Olof Johansson <olof@xxxxxxxxx>

We've come across similar needs on product, and always had to do some
less-than-optimal alternate solution. This seems like a good idea to

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