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Date:	Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0100
From:	Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@....com>
To:	Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
	Stephen Warren <swarren@...dotorg.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <Catalin.Marinas@....com>,
	"paul@...an.com" <paul@...an.com>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
	Peter De Schrijver <pdeschrijver@...dia.com>,
	"arm@...nel.org" <arm@...nel.org>,
	"linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org" <linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] char: tile-srom: Remove reference to platform_bus

On Fri, 2014-08-08 at 17:34 +0100, Pawel Moll wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-08-05 at 21:08 +0100, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> > >> In addition, we also have user binaries
> > >> in the wild that know to look for /sys/devices/platform/srom/ paths,
> > >> so I'm pretty reluctant to change this path without good reason.
> > > So what is the srom class for then if not for device discovery? And why
> > > do they look for them in the first place? To get relevant character
> > > device's data, if I understand it right?
> > >
> > > Maybe you could just register a simple "proper" platform device for all
> > > the sroms and then hang the class devices from it? I can type some code
> > > doing this if it sound reasonably?
> > 
> > I'm not sure exactly what you mean by device discovery here.  

(sorry, sent too early...)

By "device discovery" I meant the way you find the way in your devices
in /sysfs. You seem to be traversing /sys/devices/... tree, while you've
got almost direct access to them through /sys/class/srom and you can (I
believe, correct me if I'm wrong, Greg) rely on this path being stable.

PaweĊ‚

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