Re: [PATCH v1 5/5] driver core: Add sync_state driver/bus callback

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri May 24 2019 - 01:51:42 EST

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 06:01:16PM -0700, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> This sync_state driver/bus callback is called once all the consumers
> of a supplier have probed successfully.
> This allows the supplier device's driver/bus to sync the supplier
> device's state to the software state with the guarantee that all the
> consumers are actively managing the resources provided by the supplier
> device.
> To maintain backwards compatibility and ease transition from existing
> frameworks and resource cleanup schemes, late_initcall_sync is the
> earliest when the sync_state callback might be called.
> There is no upper bound on the time by which the sync_state callback
> has to be called. This is because if a consumer device never probes,
> the supplier has to maintain its resources in the state left by the
> bootloader. For example, if the bootloader leaves the display
> backlight at a fixed voltage and the backlight driver is never probed,
> you don't want the backlight to ever be turned off after boot up.
> Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> drivers/base/core.c | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> drivers/of/platform.c | 9 +++++++++
> include/linux/device.h | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 67 insertions(+)


Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


greg k-h