Re: spi: OF module autoloading is still broken

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Mon Nov 16 2015 - 13:00:35 EST

Hello Mark,

On 11/16/2015 02:51 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 02:26:49PM -0300, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> On 11/16/2015 10:53 AM, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> What I don't really understand here is why we've decided to push all
>>> this stuff into the subsystems, it seems like if we're managing to do
>>> the matching based on the compatible we really ought to be able to have
>>> the core figure out the uevents for us too. I need to go have a look at
>>> that...
>> There is already a set of generic OF uevents that are reported by the core
>> but IIUC those are not used by udev. Please take a look to of_device_uevent()
>> in drivers/of/device.c and dev_uevent() that calls it in drivers/base/core.c.
> I know what the current situation is, my point is that I don't
> understand why we would choose to do that ("What I don't really
> understand here...").

Got it, sorry for misunderstanding you. I also don't know the answer FWIW.

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Open Source Group
Samsung Research America
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