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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/6] dt-bindings: i2c: Add Mediatek MT8183 i2c binding
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 09:54:28AM +0800, Qii Wang wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-02-05 at 14:16 +0100, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > > + - mediatek,share-i3c: i3c controller can share i2c function.
> >
> > I am not happy with this binding. There must be a better way of using
> > the I3C controller in I2C mode. I think it would be easier to tell if we
> > had an I3C driver to see how it implements I2C fallback there. Is the
> > I3C driver on the way?
> >
>
> I am very sorry for the late reply due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

No worries. I hope you enjoyed the holidays!

> After confirmation, for I2C mode in I3C controller, we will push an I3C
> driver to implement I2C fallback there later, and we will remove
> "mediatek,share-i3c" for i2c controller driver in the next patch.

The problem with DT bindings is that you need to support them forever
once you introduced them. Because there might be old device trees on
boards out there which need the property. So, I don't like the idea of
having a temporary binding which is meant to be removed anyway. My take
is that you should just send out the I3C driver which will handle the
I2C support then.

Adding Rob to CC in case he has a different opinion.

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