Re: [RFD] Functional dependencies between devices

From: Andrzej Hajda
Date: Thu Nov 19 2015 - 01:51:25 EST

On 11/17/2015 02:55 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 01:49:17PM +0100, Andrzej Hajda wrote:
> Please fix your mail client to word wrap within paragraphs at something
> substantially less than 80 columns. Doing this makes your messages much
> easier to read and reply to.
>> On 10/27/2015 04:24 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> this scenario:
>> - many clock providers, irq domains are not provided by devices,
> That seems like something we can and possibly should change if we want.
>> - there are also dependencies between clock providers, ie. some clock provider
>> requires clocks provided by another clock provider, so the entity is also not a
>> device driver,
> This is going to be really common but I'm not sure I see a problem with
> it in terms of what Raphael is proposing - could you go into more detail
> on the problem you see here?

If clock provider is not a device driver and it depends on clocks of
another clock
provider you cannot 'translate' this dependency as dependency between
so this RFD does not cover them.
Additionally if you look into kernel there are many calls in form
'clk_get(NULL, name)',
it suggests that not only clock providers are consumers without
underlying device driver.


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