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Date:	Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:12:27 -0600
From:	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...retlab.ca>
To:	Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de>
Cc:	Patrick Pannuto <ppannuto@...cinc.com>,
	Patrick Pannuto <ppannuto@...eaurora.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org" <linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-omap@...r.kernel.org" <linux-omap@...r.kernel.org>,
	"damm@...nsource.se" <damm@...nsource.se>,
	"lethal@...ux-sh.org" <lethal@...ux-sh.org>,
	"rjw@...k.pl" <rjw@...k.pl>, "dtor@...l.ru" <dtor@...l.ru>,
	"eric.y.miao@...il.com" <eric.y.miao@...il.com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Kevin Hilman <khilman@...prootsystems.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] platform: Faciliatate the creation of pseduo-platform 
	busses

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 04:59:35PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
>> (On that point Greg, what is the reason for even having the
>> /sys/devices/platform/ parent?  Why not just let the platform devices
>> sit at the root of the device tree?  In the OF case (granted, I'm
>> biased) all of the platform_device registrations reflect the actual
>> device hierarchy expressed in the device tree data.)
>
> If we sat them at the "root", there would be a bunch of them there.  I
> don't know, we could drop the parent, I guess whoever created the
> platform device oh so long ago, decided that it would look nicer to be
> in this type of structure.

Personally I'd rather see a meaningful structure used here.  Maybe
having them all in the root will encourage people to find realistic
parents for their platform devices.  :-)  Why don't I float a patch to
remove this and see if anybody freaks out.  Should I wrap it with a
CONFIG_ so that it can be configurable for a release or to, or just
make it unconditional?

>> Now, having gone on this whole long tirade, it looks like having
>> separate platform bus types may not be the best approach after all.
>
> I totally agree, and thanks for the detailed explaination, it saved me
> from having to write up the same thing :)

:-)

-- 
Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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