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SubjectRe: [PATCHv5 0/8] 2c: Relax mandatory I2C ID table passing
Hi Javier,

On 10/05/16 06:31, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> Hello Kieran,
> On 05/04/2016 11:14 AM, Kieran Bingham wrote:
>> This patch set finally pops up again, after a long time stuck somewhere in the
>> midst of my stack.
>> As it stood last year, the requirements were to rename probe2 to probe_new, and
>> ensure that it was correctly tested. The rename was the easy bit, but the
>> testing took me more time to get things set up properly. And other commitments
>> then got in the way of things. Of course this patch set has also been rebased
>> as well, but there wasn't any major pain there.
>> Testing
>> -------
>> To try to establish testing, I have used a beagle-bone-black, and a DS1307 RTC
>> connected to the BBB SCL and SDA lines. The main reason for these choices is
>> accesibility. i.e. I have them, and the BBB readily boots a kernel for me to
>> test and iterate with.
>> I've tested the device with i2cdetect, and then worked through testing the
>> sysfs interface, device tree, and module autoloading, each time ensuring that
>> the RTC enumerates and operates
>> * new_device (built-in, and external module)
>> echo ds1307 0x68 > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/i2c-2/new_device
>> cat /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/date
>> - Both of those worked fine.
>> * Device Tree
>> I tested that the device would still register by adding a node in the device
>> tree for the board, and testing with a built-in module.
>> - This worked fine.
>> * Module Autoloading
>> With the device tree node in the board dts file, it wouldn't automatically
>> load from the external module. This was due to the rtc-ds1307 module not
>> exporting an of_match table, and not yet having Javier's "report OF style
>> modalias when probing using DT" [0] patch applied
>> - With the module updated, and Javiers patch applied, the module autoloads
>> Finally, I feel I can safely add this tag to the patch set:
>> Tested-by: Kieran Bingham <>
> Same here, I've tested this series using an Exynos5800 Peach Pi Chromebook
> that has a I2C touchpad device (Atmel mXT540S). So I used this series and
> removed the i2c_device_id table from the device driver.
> The driver could match correctly using the of_device_id table and also the
> module was auto-loaded when using my mentioned RFC patch to report OF style
> module aliases instead of always using the legacy one.
> I've also reviewed the patches and the changes looks good to me. I hope the
> patches can finally land since have been in the list for almost 2 years [0].

Looks like the original submission [1] is even closer to 2 years ago,
at 2nd June 2014!

> [0]:

Thanks for taking the time to test as well. Lets aim to complete the
conversion in less than 2 years :)

(Note to self when referencing in the future, "Hello 2018")


Kieran Bingham

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