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Re: SGI O2 meth: missing sysfs device symlink

To: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: SGI O2 meth: missing sysfs device symlink
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 16:47:26 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Giuseppe Sacco <giuseppe@eppesuigoccas.homedns.org>
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On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 05:16:37PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> Apparently udev fails to rename the SGI O2 interface because it
> doesn't have a sysfs device symlink.  Does someone here know how to
> fix this?

The driver needs to be rewritten to support the device driver model which
in this case means as a platform device.

The driver is ok; it's just ancient style, not long ago was using constructs
there were already deprecated for 2.4 ...

  Ralf

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