[RFC 07/22] block: ide: call device_probe() after scanning

AKASHI Takahiro takahiro.akashi at linaro.org
Mon Oct 11 03:43:27 CEST 2021

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 08:14:13AM -0600, Simon Glass wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sept 2021 at 23:03, AKASHI Takahiro
> <takahiro.akashi at linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > Every time an ide bus/port is scanned and a new device is detected,
> > we want to call device_probe() as it will give us a chance to run additional
> > post-processings for some purposes.
> >
> > In particular, support for creating partitions on a device will be added.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi at linaro.org>
> > ---
> >  drivers/block/ide.c | 6 ++++++
> >  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> >
> Reviewed-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
> I'm starting to wonder if you can create a function that does the
> probe and unbind? Something in the blk interface, perhaps? It would
> reduce the duplicated code and provide a standard way of bringing up a
> new device.

That is exactly what Ilias suggested but I'm a bit declined to do :)

Common 'scanning' code looks like:
  blk_create_devicef(... , &dev);
  desc = dev_get_uclass_data(dev);
  initialize some members in desc as well as device-specific info --- (A)
    (now dev can be accessible.)
  ret = device_probe(dev);
  if (ret) {
     de-initialize *dev*  --- (B)

Basically (B) is supposed to undo (A) which may or may not exist,
depending on types of block devices.

So I'm not 100% sure that a combination of device_probe() and device_unbind()
will fit to all the device types.
(The only cases that I have noticed are fsl_sata.c and sata_sil.c. Both
have their own xxx_unbind_device(), but they simply call device_remove() and
device_unbind(), though. So no worry?)

-Takahiro Akashi

> Perhaps blk_device_complete() ?
> Regards,
> Simon

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