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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 1/2] Initial support for Allwinner's Security ID fuses
Hey Greg!

On 20-07-13 01:49, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:42:11AM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 09:17:58AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 01:46:50PM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:41:07PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:16:19PM +0200, Oliver Schinagl wrote:
>>>>>> So using these new patches for binary attributes, how can I pass data
>>>>>> between my driver and the sysfs files using a platform_driver? Or are
>>>>>> other 'hacks' needed and using the .groups attribute from
>>>>>> platform_driver->device_driver->groups is really the wrong approach.
>>>>>> I did ask around and still haven't figured it out so far, so I do
>>>>>> apologize if you feel I'm wasting your precious time.
>>>>> How is the platform device not the same thing that was passed to your
>>>>> probe function?
>>>> One thing I don't get here is why it should be set in the
>>>> platform_driver structure. From my understanding of the device model,
>>>> and since what Oliver is trying to do is exposing a few bytes of memory
>>>> to sysfs, shouldn't the sysfs file be attached to the device instead?
>>> It will be created by the driver core for any device attached to the
>>> driver automatically.
>>>> I mean, here, the sysfs file will be created under something like
>>>> .../drivers/sunxi-sid/eeprom. What happens when you have several
>>>> instances of that driver loaded? I'd expect it to have several sysfs
>>>> files created, one for each instance. So to me, it should be in the
>>>> device structure, not the driver one.
>>> You can't have multiple drivers with the same name loaded (or the same
>>> module loaded multiple times.) You can have multiple devices for a
>>> single driver, which is what we do all the time.
>> Yes, I know that, and it's actually my point.
>> With the current oliver's code he pasted earlier in this thread:
>> # find /sys/ -name eeprom
>> /sys/bus/platform/drivers/sunxi-sid/eeprom
>> While I'd expect the eeprom file to be located in
>> /sys/bus/platform/devices/X.eeprom/eeprom like it used to be in the v4,
>> since it's an instance-specific content.
> Oh crap. You are totally right. That's why we added the new device
> create call, to allow this to work properly.
> Right now you are getting the kobject of the driver, not the device, in
> the callback, which is not what you want (sure, if you only have once
> instance, you can work around it, but don't it's the driver core's fault
> for not giving you the correct api...)
> Let me go look at how I can make this work "easier", give me a few days.
Not wanting to be rude, but it has been a little more then a few days,
any progress? Just want to know what I have to modify my driver to so it
can go into the next merge window :)

> greg k-h

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