Re: [GIT PULL] Char/Misc driver patches for 4.12-rc1

From: James Bottomley
Date: Fri May 05 2017 - 12:49:34 EST

On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 09:33 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM, James Bottomley
> <James.Bottomley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I'm not going to defend the earlier coding, but you've lost the
> > real device_add() calls in the merge, meaning the tpm devices don't
> > actually get made visible at all. I suspect assuming device_add()
> > is done by cdev_device_add() because of the name is going to be our
> > next anti-pattern, so you're at least ahead of the game ...
> Don't be silly. That's *exactly* what cdev_device_add() does.

Oh, you're right, sorry, I was going by the patches that were cc'd to
the TPM list, which only had the two line addition for
cdev_device_add() ... apparently no-one sent any updates. Yes, the new
function looks much better and the resolution works. Sorry for the