[PATCH RESEND 0/8] i2c: Relax mandatory I2C ID table passing
wsa at the-dreams.de
Fri Aug 29 01:45:38 PDT 2014
> Placing this firmly back on your plate. I truly hope we don't miss
> another merge-window.
Nope, we won't. I'll still need a week or so due to other duties.
> This patch-set has the support of some pretty
> senior kernel maintainers, so I hope acceptance shouldn't be too
Cool, then they could ack it like Grant did? That surely helps.
> As previously discussed I believe it should be okay for an I2C device
> driver _not_ supply an I2C ID table to match to.
> The I2C subsystem
> should be able to match via other means, such as via OF tables. The
> blocking factor during our previous conversation was to keep
> registering via sysfs up and running. This set does that.
... yet it also should not cause regressions. If you fixed that, sounds
> After thinking more deeply about the problem, it occurred to me that
> any I2C device driver which uses the sysfs method and issues an
> of_match_device() would also fail their probe(). Bolted on to this
> set is a new, more generic way for these devices to match against
> either of the I2C/OF tables.
Even better :) I am generally positive with your patchset, but need to
review the implementation. For core stuff, this simply needs more
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