[PATCH] of/device: Don't register disabled devices
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Thu Jan 6 10:35:35 EST 2011
On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 02:53:27PM -0800, Blanchard, Hollis wrote:
> On 01/03/2011 03:01 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
> > Device nodes with the property status="disabled" are not usable and so
> > don't register them when parsing the device tree for devices.
> This is great and all, but a fair amount of driver code explicitly
> searches the tree, rather than registering a probe function. That's why
> our earlier patches in this area were more comprehensive.
> What are your thoughts on handling those cases?
One by one. Trying to handle the explicit searches automagically is
just asking for trouble.
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