[PATCH] i2c: Make I2C ID tables non-mandatory for DT'ed and/or ACPI'ed devices

Wolfram Sang wsa at the-dreams.de
Fri May 30 05:36:57 PDT 2014

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 01:26:36PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> Currently the I2C framework insists on devices supplying an I2C ID
> table.  Many of the devices which do so unnecessarily adding quite a
> few wasted lines to kernel code.  This patch allows drivers a means
> to 'not' supply the aforementioned table and match on either DT
> and/or ACPI match tables instead.
> Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org>

Sadly, it is not that easy...

> +	/*
> +	 * An I2C ID table is not madatory, if and only if, a suitable Device
> +	 * Tree and/or ACPI match table entry is supplied for the probing
> +	 * device.
> +	 */

That means we end up with drivers which cannot be used for run-time
instantiation via the 'new_device'-file in sysfs. I don't like that.

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