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Date:   Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:18:39 +0100
From:   "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
To:     Måns Rullgård <>
Cc:     Johan Hovold <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] platform: set of_node in platform_device_register_full()

On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:12 PM Måns Rullgård <> wrote:
> Johan Hovold <> writes:
> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 11:35:06AM +0000, Mans Rullgard wrote:
> >> If the provided fwnode is an OF node, set dev.of_node as well.
> >>
> >> Some drivers are just shims that create extra "glue" devices with the
> >> DT device as parent and have the real driver bind to these.  In these
> >> cases, the glue device needs to get a reference to the original DT node
> >> in order for the main driver to access properties and child nodes.
> >>
> >> For example, the sunxi-musb driver creates such a glue device using
> >> platform_device_register_full().  Consequently, devices attached to
> >> this USB interface don't get associated with DT nodes, if present,
> >> the way they do with EHCI.
> >>
> >> This change will allow sunxi-musb and similar driver to easily
> >> propagate the DT node to child devices as required.
> >
> > Just a drive-by comment, didn't look to closely at this patch, but this
> > all sounds familiar.
> >
> > Note that if both platform devices are bound to drivers you may end up
> > with some resources like pinctrl which are handled automatically by
> > driver core at probe time to be requested twice (and failing the second
> > time).
> >
> > Take a look at 4e75e1d7dac9 ("driver core: add helper to reuse a
> > device-tree node"), which provides a means to avoid this, and
> > 49484abd93ab ("USB: musb: dsps: propagate device-tree node").
> Thanks, and ugh.  So we should be setting the of_node_reused flag when
> this is the case.  It's easy for the musb-dsps driver since it doesn't
> use platform_device_register_full() and can do this before the
> device_add() call.  How can we convey that this flag needs to be set?

Through pdevinfo I guess?

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