[PATCH v2 1/2] devicetree: i2c-hid: Add Wacom digitizer + regulator support

Jiri Kosina jikos at kernel.org
Fri Dec 9 06:36:27 PST 2016

On Thu, 8 Dec 2016, Rob Herring wrote:

> > And if tomorrow there is Elan device that is drop-in compatible (same 
> > connector, etc) with Wacom i2c-hid, will you ask for Elan-specific 
> > binding? Atmel? Weida? They all need to be powered up ultimately.
> Yes, I will. 

What advantage does that bring?

> That in no way means the OS driver has to know about each and every one. 
> If they can all claim compatibility with Wacom (including power 
> control), then they can have a Wacom compatible string too. Or you can 
> just never tell me that there's a different manufacturer and I won't 
> care as long you don't need different control. But soon as a device 
> needs another power rail, GPIO or different timing, then you'd better 
> have a new compatible string.

Again, I simply don't understand what advantage does the aproach you are 
trying to use bring.

HID over I2C is a generic protocol. Sure, we need to have quirks for 
device-specific bugs, and in such cases enumerate particular devices. But 
we don't need DT for that at all.

Jiri Kosina

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