Re: [PATCH v5 0/4] Export APIs to copy device properties & more
From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Thu Feb 09 2017 - 08:57:08 EST
On Thursday, February 02, 2017 05:41:24 PM Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Here is the refreshed series exporting APIs to copy statically declared
> device properties. The reason is that we want to augment ACPI-based devices
> with properties, and drivers usually have a largish DMI table for multiple
> models, so it is desirable to mark everything as __initdata/__initconst,
> and then copy only the entry matching the device we are running on and
> discard the rest.
> The last patch is not really about device property APIs, but rather
> allowing users to attach properties to i2c_board_info, and have them
> attached to instantiated device(s). The reason it is included is because it
> depends on device_add_properties() taking const pointer, which is patch #1.
> If it seems useful I hope Rafael and Wolfram would figure a way to merge it
> :) and ideally give me a stable branch as I have more patches to
> platform/chrome and Atmel touchscreen driver depending on them.
> - reshuffle order of patches so that "constness" ones are first
> - factor out property_entry_free_data() and make sure we call it for
> properties already successfully copied when property_entry_copy_data()
> in property_entries_dup() fails
> - dropped old Acks as patches changed enough
All [1-4/4] applied.