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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 1/2] Initial support for Allwinner's Security ID fuses
On 30-07-13 16:20, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 03:22:55PM +0200, Oliver Schinagl wrote:
>>> 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 :)
> What? Oh crap.
> I saw this old email in my todo box last week and for some stupid reason
> I thought I had already taken care of this, otherwise why would I have
> left it around for so long?...
> Ugh, very sorry about that...
> Hm, this is a mess. I hate platform devices...
> Anyway, as you want to get this into 3.12, and I'm not going to be able
> to get the core infrastructure into the platform device by then, just go
> ahead and do a sysfs_create_group() call in your device probe callback
> for now. That will register the needed files for the device (not the
> driver, DOH that was stupid of me...) and all should be ok.
> Yes, you will still race with userspace, but as right now, there's no
> way that _any_ platform driver can do this "correctly", you will be in
> good company. I'll clean up all platform drivers in a sweep of the tree
> after 3.12 or so when I get the needed infrastructure in place for the
> platform_driver code.
> Again, very sorry for all of this, you have helped me out a lot in
> figuring out that this is a mess, and should be fixed up better, but in
> the end, you are pretty much back at the beginning of what you
> originally wanted to do, right?
Alright, I'll modify it to use sysfs_create_group() and try to leave it
as much as it is no to ease the transition.
> I owe you a beer, at the least, my apologies...
Pff, free booze is far better ;) I kid I kid, though Maxime helped a lot

Ok expect a v6 I think for review and hopefully merge tomorrow.


> greg k-h

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