[RFC PATCH 01/15] dt/powerpc: move of_bus_type infrastructure to ibmebus

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Feb 25 19:53:39 EST 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-24 at 15:46 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 February 2011, Grant Likely wrote:
> > arch/powerpc/kernel/ibmebus.c is the only remaining user of the
> > of_bus_type support code for initializing the bus and registering
> > drivers.  All others have either been switched to the vanilla platform
> > bus or already have their own infrastructure.
> > 
> > This patch moves the functionality that ibmebus is using out of
> > drivers/of/{platform,device}.c and into ibmebus.c where it is actually
> > used.  Also renames the moved symbols from of_platform_* to
> > ibmebus_bus_* to reflect the actual usage.
> > 
> > This patch is part of moving all of the of_platform_bus_type users
> > over to the platform_bus_type.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca>
> The ibmebus is essentially the platform bus of the IBM Power Systems (a.k.a.
> pSeries a.k.a. System p), I think it would make a lot of sense to convert
> the two drivers (ehca and ehea) on this bus into platform drivers as well.
> The original reason for this bus was to provide a different IOMMU for them
> than what is used on the PCI devices. This should now be possible in simpler
> ways.

Well, it's really the IBM "GX" bus but yeah, it could be converted I
suppose. The "special" iommu functions mostly derive from the fact that
the two adapters we are interested in have their own translation
mechanism built-in. The GX bus sits "above" the TCEs used as an iommu on
these systems.

> > +static void ibmebus_bus_device_shutdown(struct device *dev)
> > +{
> > +	struct platform_device *of_dev = to_platform_device(dev);
> > +	struct of_platform_driver *drv = to_of_platform_driver(dev->driver);
> > +
> > +	if (dev->driver && drv->shutdown)
> > +		drv->shutdown(of_dev);
> > +}
> neither of the drivers provides a shutdown function.

Right but they might grow one ... and people will wonder why it doesn't
work if you remove the above :-)


> These are also unused in the drivers.

Same reasoning, however it becomes moot if we convert them to platform.


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