On 02/17/2018 01:51 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 2:40 AM, Suman Anna <s-a...@ti.com> wrote:
>> Hi Pankaj, Arnd, Lee,
>> I am testing some code to use a syscon/regmap interface and I find that
>> the syscon/regmap is initialized even on a disabled device node using a
>> "syscon" compatible property when I have expected it to fail. Prior to
>> commit bdb0066df96e ("mfd: syscon: Decouple syscon interface from
>> platform devices"), the driver would have never probed, and the
>> of_syscon_register() only checks for the compatible, but not if the
>> device node is available. Is this intentional or a bug?
> My guess would be that nothing relies on the current behavior and that
> it could be changed if it causes problems, but it's hard to tell for the 
> general
> case.
> Can you describe why you have a disabled syscon node? Most uses of the
> status property are for on-chip devices that we disable because nothing is
> connected to them, but that seems unlikely for a syscon.

I am just testing the failure paths in my code by specifically disabling
the syscon node, and to my surprise, the code went through fine when I
had expected the syscon_node_to_regmap() call to fail.


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