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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] hwmon: add dt binding for max1619
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Alan Tull <atull@kernel.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 4:11 PM, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 12:58:57PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 02:16:49PM -0500, Alan Tull wrote:
>>>> > Add new device tree binding for max1619.
>>>> >
>>>> > Signed-off-by: Alan Tull <atull@kernel.org>
>>>>
>>>> Technically that should already work, without explicit binding,
>>>> or did the i2c core change lately ?
>>>
>>> There was some work in that direction IIRC.
>>
>> Yes, after Guenter replied I tried it without this patch and it
>> worked. i2c drivers can have a 'detect' function that can check part
>> id, etc. If detection succeeds, it will fill in the device name in
>> i2c_board_info->type and the i2c-core will enumerate using that.
>
> Right, I expected it still worked, but am saying we don't want to rely
> on that behavior and introduce new places relying on it. Otherwise,
> the driver will match on say "rob,max1619" as well. The detect
> function is the really old way to probe devices IIRC. The function to
> look at is i2c_of_match_device. We want OF style match, not a match
> with i2c_of_match_device_sysfs which strips the vendor prefix from the
> compatible.

OK, well my patch is out there if someone wants to take it.

Alan

>
> Rob

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