checking status semantics with compatible functions

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Tue Apr 5 21:59:36 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 08:31 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> Yes, of_device_is_available() should be checked, but it should not be
> added directly to of_device_is_compatible().  I'm okay with adding
> a helper variant that does the of_device_is_compatible() check.
> In that particular case, I'd also suggest using
> for_each_matching_node().

Agreed. A device might be unavailable due to how FW configured the
machine, but made later on available by the kernel, that shouldn't
impact the interface compatibility test.


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