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SubjectRe: [Device-drivers-devel] [PATCH] i2c: add irq_flags to board info
On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 20:45, Ben Dooks wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 03:51:49PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:33, Jean Delvare wrote:
>> > Why do we have set_irq_type() if we're not supposed to call it? I am
>> > not claiming to be an expert in the area, but it seems totally
>> > reasonable to me that the same piece of code instantiating an I2C
>> > device is also responsible for setting its IRQ type.
>>
>> but we're back to the same issue mentioned earlier -- you cant have a
>> single kernel build with modules supporting multiple drivers
>> simultaneously.  we like to ship development boards with a single
>> kernel build on it with many modules.  then people can pick the addon
>> boards they wish to prototype with at runtime by plugging in the card
>> and loading the module.
>
> I also dislike set_irq_type() as it doesn't check whether there is anyone
> registered with the interrupt, which means that you could set the irq
> type of someone else's irq.
>
> I wonder if we should pass a struct resource instead, in case there
> are multiple interrupt sources, as well as having it registered with
> the right resource systems.

a resource struct would still only have a single interrupt info in it,
so i'm not sure how that would be better
-mike
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