[PATCH 2/4] ARM: dts: uniphier: delete i2c aliases

Masahiro Yamada yamada.masahiro at socionext.com
Fri Oct 23 20:24:07 PDT 2015

2015-10-24 5:16 GMT+09:00 Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>:
> On Wednesday 21 October 2015 20:36:28 Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> The user space should not expect that a particular I2C channel is
>> always visible through the same character device.
>> No reason to fix the I2C indexes with aliases.
>> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro at socionext.com>
> As I said in my reply to the earlier mail, I didn't really like the
> idea of having holes in the numbering for the i2c controllers, but
> this new approach also doesn't look ideal.
> We should have stable bus numbers on any given board, and the aliases
> work well for that. I just don't think the aliases need to be stable
> between different boards just because they are based on the same
> SoC.
> I'd suggest staying with the current slightly awkward approach though,
> to avoid regressions. Please send a follow-up patch to add the same
> aliases on the new boards and drop this patch, unless someone else
> can come up with a better idea.

OK, will do.

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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