Re: [RFT PATCH 11/21] platform: x86: android-tablets: don't access GPIOLIB private members

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On Sat, Sep 09, 2023 at 04:17:53PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> On 9/6/23 16:27, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 6, 2023 at 3:01 PM Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> > This makes sense! Maybe we'd need a good-old board file setting up all
> > non-described devices using the driver model?
> Right, this is pretty much exactly what the x86-android-tablets
> code does. Except that it does it for a bunch of boards in a single
> .ko / driver. There is a lot of commonality between these boards,
> so this allows sharing most of the code.
> The driver uses DMI matching, with the match's driver_data pointing
> to a description of which devices to instantiate and then the shared
> code takes care of instantiating those.
> About 90% of the data / code is __init or __initdata so both
> the code to instantiate the devices as well as the per board
> data is free-ed after module_init() has run.

...which is nicely looked and isolated hack (or quirk if you prefer)
that I like! Thanks, Hans, for maintaining that!

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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