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Subject[PATCH v1 1/2] driver core: fw_devlink: Detect supplier devices that will never be added
During the initial parsing of firmware by fw_devlink, fw_devlink might
infer that some supplier firmware nodes would get populated as devices.
But the inference is not always correct. This patch tries to logically
detect and fix such mistakes as boot progresses or more devices probe.

fw_devlink makes a fundamental assumption that once a device binds to a
driver, it will populate (i.e: add as struct devices) all the child
firmware nodes that could be populated as devices.

So, whenever a device probes, we check all its child firmware nodes. If
a child firmware node has a corresponding device populated, we don't
modify the child node or its descendants. However, if a child firmware
node has not been populated as a device, we go an delete all the fwnode
links where the child node or its descendants are suppliers. This
ensures that no other device is blocked on a firmware node that will
never be populated as a device.

Fixes: e590474768f1 ("driver core: Set fw_devlink=on by default")
Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <>
drivers/base/core.c | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
index 484a942884ba..f380133df63b 100644
--- a/drivers/base/core.c
+++ b/drivers/base/core.c
@@ -148,6 +148,20 @@ void fwnode_links_purge(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)

+static void fw_devlink_purge_absent_suppliers(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
+ struct fwnode_handle *child;
+ /* Don't purge consumer links of an added child */
+ if (fwnode->dev)
+ return;
+ fwnode_links_purge_consumers(fwnode);
+ fwnode_for_each_available_child_node(fwnode, child)
+ fw_devlink_purge_absent_suppliers(child);
static DEFINE_MUTEX(device_links_lock);
@@ -1154,12 +1168,22 @@ void device_links_driver_bound(struct device *dev)

- * If a device probes successfully, it's expected to have created all
+ * If a device binds successfully, it's expected to have created all
* the device links it needs to or make new device links as it needs
- * them. So, it no longer needs to wait on any suppliers.
+ * them. So, fw_devlink no longer needs to create device links to any
+ * of the device's suppliers.
+ *
+ * Also, if a child firmware node of this bound device is not added as
+ * a device by now, assume it is never going to be added and make sure
+ * other devices don't defer probe indefinitely by waiting for such a
+ * child device.
- if (dev->fwnode && dev->fwnode->dev == dev)
+ if (dev->fwnode && dev->fwnode->dev == dev) {
+ struct fwnode_handle *child;
+ fwnode_for_each_available_child_node(dev->fwnode, child)
+ fw_devlink_purge_absent_suppliers(child);
+ }
device_remove_file(dev, &dev_attr_waiting_for_supplier);

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