[PATCH v2] drivers: of/base: move of_init to driver_init

From: Sudeep Holla
Date: Thu May 14 2015 - 10:28:45 EST

Commit 5590f3196b29 ("drivers/core/of: Add symlink to device-tree from
devices with an OF node") adds the symlink `of_node` for each device
pointing to it's device tree node while creating/initialising it.

However the devicetree sysfs is created and setup in of_init which is
executed at core_initcall level. For all the devices created before
of_init, the following error is thrown:
"Error -2(-ENOENT) creating of_node link"

Like many other components in driver model, initialize the sysfs support
for OF/devicetree from driver_init so that it's ready before any devices
are created.

Fixes: 5590f3196b29 ("drivers/core/of: Add symlink to device-tree from
devices with an OF node")
Suggested-by: Rob Herring <robh+dt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Rob Herring <robh+dt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx>
drivers/base/init.c | 2 ++
drivers/of/base.c | 8 +++-----
include/linux/of.h | 6 ++++++
3 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Changes v1->v2:
- renamed of_init to of_core_init to avoid collision with
PPC nouveau drm driver

diff --git a/drivers/base/init.c b/drivers/base/init.c
index da033d3bab3c..48c0e220acc0 100644
--- a/drivers/base/init.c
+++ b/drivers/base/init.c
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
#include <linux/device.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/memory.h>
+#include <linux/of.h>

#include "base.h"

@@ -34,4 +35,5 @@ void __init driver_init(void)
+ of_core_init();
diff --git a/drivers/of/base.c b/drivers/of/base.c
index 99764db0875a..f0650265febf 100644
--- a/drivers/of/base.c
+++ b/drivers/of/base.c
@@ -189,7 +189,7 @@ int __of_attach_node_sysfs(struct device_node *np)
return 0;

-static int __init of_init(void)
+void __init of_core_init(void)
struct device_node *np;

@@ -198,7 +198,8 @@ static int __init of_init(void)
of_kset = kset_create_and_add("devicetree", NULL, firmware_kobj);
if (!of_kset) {
- return -ENOMEM;
+ pr_err("devicetree: failed to register existing nodes\n");
+ return;
@@ -207,10 +208,7 @@ static int __init of_init(void)
/* Symlink in /proc as required by userspace ABI */
if (of_root)
proc_symlink("device-tree", NULL, "/sys/firmware/devicetree/base");
- return 0;

static struct property *__of_find_property(const struct device_node *np,
const char *name, int *lenp)
diff --git a/include/linux/of.h b/include/linux/of.h
index ddeaae6d2083..b871ff9d81d7 100644
--- a/include/linux/of.h
+++ b/include/linux/of.h
@@ -121,6 +121,8 @@ extern struct device_node *of_stdout;
extern raw_spinlock_t devtree_lock;

#ifdef CONFIG_OF
+void of_core_init(void);
static inline bool is_of_node(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
return fwnode && fwnode->type == FWNODE_OF;
@@ -376,6 +378,10 @@ bool of_console_check(struct device_node *dn, char *name, int index);

#else /* CONFIG_OF */

+static inline void of_core_init(void)
static inline bool is_of_node(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
return false;

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