[PATCH 02/17] i2c: add deprecation warning for class based instantiation

Wolfram Sang wsa at the-dreams.de
Mon Feb 10 05:03:56 EST 2014

Class based instantiation can cause noticeable delays when booting. This
mechanism is used when it is not possible to describe slaves on I2C
busses. As we do have other mechanisms, most embedded I2C will not need
classes and for embedded it is explicitly not recommended to use them. Add
a deprecation warning for drivers which want to disable class based
instantiation in the near future to gain boot-up time, so users relying
on this technique can switch to something better. They really should.

Signed-off-by: Wolfram Sang <wsa at the-dreams.de>
Cc: Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>
Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org

 drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c | 7 +++++++
 include/linux/i2c.h    | 1 +
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c
index d74c0b3..42fcc59 100644
--- a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c
+++ b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c
@@ -1935,6 +1935,13 @@ static int i2c_detect_address(struct i2c_client *temp_client,
 		struct i2c_client *client;
 		/* Detection succeeded, instantiate the device */
+		if (adapter->class & I2C_CLASS_DEPRECATED)
+			dev_warn(&adapter->dev,
+				"This adapter will soon drop class based instantiation of devices. "
+				"Please make sure client 0x%02x gets instantiated by other means. "
+				"Check 'Documentation/i2c/instantiating-devices' for details.\n",
+				info.addr);
 		dev_dbg(&adapter->dev, "Creating %s at 0x%02x\n",
 			info.type, info.addr);
 		client = i2c_new_device(adapter, &info);
diff --git a/include/linux/i2c.h b/include/linux/i2c.h
index d9c8dbd3..b9e1707 100644
--- a/include/linux/i2c.h
+++ b/include/linux/i2c.h
@@ -473,6 +473,7 @@ void i2c_unlock_adapter(struct i2c_adapter *);
 #define I2C_CLASS_HWMON		(1<<0)	/* lm_sensors, ... */
 #define I2C_CLASS_DDC		(1<<3)	/* DDC bus on graphics adapters */
 #define I2C_CLASS_SPD		(1<<7)	/* Memory modules */
+#define I2C_CLASS_DEPRECATED	(1<<8)	/* Warn users that adapter will stop using classes */
 /* Internal numbers to terminate lists */
 #define I2C_CLIENT_END		0xfffeU

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