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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] hwmon: (jc42) Add I2C_CLASS_HWMON to detection class
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On 07/04/2016 12:19 PM, Alison Schofield wrote:
> In 2011, commit 774466add7c810fd7e4c8bcf41995b6799608880 changed
> the detection class of these chips to I2C_CLASS_SPD based on this
> premise: "makes more sense because these chips always live on
> memory modules"
>
> Today these chips have applications beyond memory modules.
>

Do you have a specific example ?

> Add I2C_CLASS_HWMON as an additional detection class to allow
> detection by hwmon class i2c adapters.
>

Practical impact should be limited, though. Most adapters have both
I2C_CLASS_HWMON and I2C_CLASS_SPD flags set. Besides the Diolan adapters,
which are experimental in nature anyway (and where it actually might make
sense to add I2C_CLASS_SPD), do you have an example where a JC-42 compatible
chip is used with an adapter which does not have I2C_CLASS_SPD set in
its flags ?

> Alternative is to replace the SPD w HWMON class, but that carries
> risk for existing usage.
>
Yes, the driver would stop working on adapters which only have I2C_CLASS_SPD
set. There are only two of those, but those two presumably _do_ have memory
modules connected.

Guenter

> Signed-off-by: Alison Schofield <amsfield22@gmail.com>
> Cc: Daniel Baluta <daniel.baluta@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/hwmon/jc42.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/jc42.c b/drivers/hwmon/jc42.c
> index 9887d32..1537ba0 100644
> --- a/drivers/hwmon/jc42.c
> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/jc42.c
> @@ -538,7 +538,7 @@ static const struct i2c_device_id jc42_id[] = {
> MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(i2c, jc42_id);
>
> static struct i2c_driver jc42_driver = {
> - .class = I2C_CLASS_SPD,
> + .class = I2C_CLASS_SPD | I2C_CLASS_HWMON,
> .driver = {
> .name = "jc42",
> .pm = JC42_DEV_PM_OPS,
>

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