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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Sven Van Asbroeck <thesven73@gmail.com>
Cc: "Andreas Färber" <afaerber@suse.de>,
	"Linus Walleij" <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	"Enrico Weigelt" <lkml@metux.net>,
	"Oliver Hartkopp" <socketcan@hartkopp.net>,
	jan.kiszka@siemens.com, "Frank Iwanitz" <friw@hms-networks.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 3/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for device configuration
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:06:21 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190930140621.GB2280096@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190918183552.28959-4-TheSven73@gmail.com>

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 02:35:50PM -0400, Sven Van Asbroeck wrote:
> Support device configuration by adding
> 
> - an in-kernel driver config API, and
> - a configfs-based userspace config ABI
> 
> In short, drivers pick a subset from a set of standardized config
> properties. This is exposed by the fieldbus core as configfs files.
> Userspace may then configure the device by writing to these configfs
> files, prior to enabling the device.

Why is a new way of doing configuration needed here?  What does this
provide that the current code doesn't already do?

And have you looked at the recent configfs fixes to make sure this code
still works with them?  I can't test this so rebasing this on 5.4-rc1
would be good for you to do first.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-30 14:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-18 18:35 [PATCH v1 0/5] Introduce fieldbus_dev configuration interface Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 1/5] staging: fieldbus core: remove unused strings Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 2/5] staging: fieldbus: move "offline mode" definition to fieldbus core Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 3/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for device configuration Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:06   ` Greg KH [this message]
2019-10-02 15:07     ` Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-10-02 15:23       ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:43         ` Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 4/5] staging: fieldbus core: add support for FL-NET devices Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:07   ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:08     ` Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-18 18:35 ` [PATCH v1 5/5] staging: fieldbus: add support for HMS FL-NET industrial controller Sven Van Asbroeck
2019-09-30 14:05   ` Greg KH
2019-10-02 15:08     ` Sven Van Asbroeck

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