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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 01/10] driver core: export driver_probe_device()
On Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 06:29:31PM +0100, Antonios Motakis wrote:
> From: Kim Phillips <kim.phillips@linaro.org>
>
> Needed by drivers, such as the vfio platform driver [1], seeking to
> bypass bind_store()'s driver_match_device(), and bind to any device
> via a private sysfs bind file.
>
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/12/11/522
>
> note: the EXPORT_SYMBOL is needed because vfio-platform can be built
> as a module.

No code outside of drivers/base/ should be calling this function, you
are doing something wrong in your bus if you want to do this, please fix
your bus code.

sorry, I can't accept this at all.

greg k-h


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