From: Dmitry Torokhov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mathieu Poirier <email@example.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] drivers/tty: Folding Android's keyreset driver in sysRQ
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:22:34 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <20120831232234.GB22142@core.coreip.homeip.net> (raw)
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 04:57:04PM -0600, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> On 12-08-31 04:41 PM, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:02:27PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> >>>> Why do we need to involve a platform device and not use, for example, a module
> >>>> parameter, that could be set up from userspace?
> >>> The platform device comes from the original design and was included to
> >>> minimise the amount of changes in code that make use of the current
> >>> keyreset driver.
> >> The platform device is IMHO the right answer. In this class of devices
> >> the stuff is compiled in, the userspace is Android, there are no modules
> >> and there is no reason for it to be configurable.
> > It does not matter if it is built in or not, /sys/module/XXX/parameters
> > is still there, and while havig it in kernel is "easy" you could as
> > easily stuff needed data into a sysfs attribute during booting.
> > And we should be able to get this from DT even without the platform
> > device (this was the next step, wasn't it?).
> Correct - my hope was to get the main functionality accepted before
> adding DT support. Do you think the lack of DT support is a blocker for
> acceptance ? Please confirm.
No, lack of DT is not a blocker, but I am unconvinced that we need
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2012-08-31 23:22 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2012-08-30 22:30 [PATCH v2] drivers/tty: Folding Android's keyreset driver in sysRQ mathieu.poirier
2012-08-30 23:01 ` Dmitry Torokhov
2012-08-31 21:52 ` Mathieu Poirier
2012-08-31 22:02 ` Alan Cox
2012-08-31 22:41 ` Dmitry Torokhov
2012-08-31 22:57 ` Mathieu Poirier
2012-08-31 23:22 ` Dmitry Torokhov [this message]
2012-09-04 21:53 ` Mathieu Poirier
2012-09-04 22:01 ` Alan Cox
2012-08-31 22:51 ` Mathieu Poirier
2012-09-01 19:18 ` Colin Cross
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