[PATCH 09/10] MCDE: Add build files and bus

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Tue Nov 30 15:49:37 PST 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:42:15PM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > It's a work in progress, but wherever possible, I encourage people to
> > not make 'struct device' static.
> Right, so saying to ARM developers that they can't submit code which
> adds new static device structures is rather problematical then, and
> effectively brings a section of kernel development to a complete
> standstill - it means no support for additional ARM platforms until
> this issue is resolved.  (This "condition" was mentioned by Arnd
> earlier in this thread, and was put in such a way that it was now
> a hard and fast rule.)

Sorry, I didn't mean for that to be mentioned that way at all, as I know
the issues that are keeping this from happening.

> I feel it would be better to allow the current situation to continue.
> If we start telling people that they can't use statically declared
> devices without first having an alternative, we'll end up with people
> inventing their own individual - and different - solutions to this
> problem, which could actually make the problem harder to resolve in
> the longer term.

Ok, but again, I do encourage, wherever possible, that people do not
statically create a 'struct device'.


greg k-h

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