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Re: [PATCH 1/3] firmware: of: populate /firmware/ node during init




On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:30 PM, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Since "/firmware" does not have its own "compatible" property as it's
> just collection of nodes representing firmware interface, it's sub-nodes
> are not populated during system initialization.
>
> Currently different firmware drivers search the /firmware/ node and
> populate the sub-node devices selectively. Instead we can populate
> the /firmware/ node during init to avoid more drivers continuing to
> populate the devices selectively.
>
> This patch adds initcall to achieve the same.

Hmm, I'm a bit skeptical whether representing anything under /firmware
as a platform device is a good idea. Having a more structured way to
probe those seems like a good idea, but maybe a different subsystem
would be more appropriate.

I do realize that a 'platform_device' has become a rather generic abstraction
for almost anything, but at some point we might want to draw the line
of what is a platform_device.

       Arnd