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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 4/4] platform/x86: Add ACPI i2c-multi-instantiate pseudo driver

On 09-08-18 13:55, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 1:40 PM, Hans de Goede <> wrote:
>> On systems with ACPI instantiated i2c-clients, normally there is 1 fw_node
>> per i2c-device and that fw-node contains 1 I2cSerialBus resource for that 1
>> i2c-device.
>> But in some rare cases the manufacturer has decided to describe multiple
>> i2c-devices in a single ACPI fwnode with multiple I2cSerialBus resources.
>> An earlier attempt to fix this in the i2c-core resulted in a lot of extra
>> code to support this corner-case.
>> This commit introduces a new i2c-multi-instantiate driver which fixes this
>> in a different way. This new driver can be built as a module which will
>> only loaded on affected systems.
>> This driver will instantiate a new i2c-client per I2cSerialBus resource,
>> using the driver_data from the acpi_device_id it is binding to to tell it
>> which chip-type (and optional irq-resource) to use when instantiating.
>> Note this driver depends on a platform device being instantiated for the
>> ACPI fwnode, see the i2c_multi_instantiate_ids list of ACPI device-ids in
>> drivers/acpi/scan.c: acpi_device_enumeration_by_parent().
>> Acked-by: Andy Shevchenko <>
>> Acked-by: Wolfram Sang <>
>> Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <>
>> ---
>> Changes in v2:
>> -Rebase on top of 4.18-rc2
>> Changes in v3:
>> -Change from an i2c-driver using a hack to allow having multiple i2c clients
>> at the same address to a platform-driver
>> Changes in v4:
>> -Tweak MAINTAINERS entry a bit
>> Changes in v5:
>> -s/no_clients/num_clients/
>> -Change patch Subject prefix to platform/x86
>> Changes in v6:
>> -s/irq_idx/gpio_irq_idx/
> And this is the only patch that has changed in v6, right?


> Anyway, if you have further updates on top of this series, please send
> them as incremental patches.

Ok, will do.

Thanks & Regards,


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