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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rtc: use simple i2c probe
On 12/06/2022 21:23:47+0200, Stephen Kitt wrote:
> Hi Alexandre,
>
> Le 11/06/2022 16:48, Alexandre Belloni a écrit :
> > On 10/06/2022 18:23:43+0200, Stephen Kitt wrote:
> > > All these drivers have an i2c probe function which doesn't use the
> > > "struct i2c_device_id *id" parameter, so they can trivially be
> > > converted to the "probe_new" style of probe with a single argument.
> > >
> >
> > I think you should explain why you want to do that as the trend is to do
> > the exact opposite to allow support for those RTCS on x86 systems.
>
> Indeed, I should have given more context. The idea is to continue the
> transition started with https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b8a1a4cd5a98a2adf8dfd6902cd98e57d910ee12
> (in 2016...). I²C drivers using probe() involve a call to i2c_match_id: in
> drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c,
>
> /*
> * When there are no more users of probe(),
> * rename probe_new to probe.
> */
> if (driver->probe_new)
> status = driver->probe_new(client);
> else if (driver->probe)
> status = driver->probe(client,
> i2c_match_id(driver->id_table,
> client));
> else
> status = -EINVAL;
>
> Many drivers don't actually need the second parameter, so instead of having
> probe() with both parameters, the goal is to switch to a probe function with
> only "struct i2c_client *". Probe functions that *do* need the "struct
> i2c_device_id" can call i2c_match_id themselves (as is done currently with
> of_match_id).
>
> I discussed this briefly with Wolfram beginning of June at Kernel Recipes,
> and as I understood it the plan was still to continue with this transition
> (in fact, the plan was for *me* to continue with this transition).
>
> Do you have an example of a change requiring id to support RTCs on x86
> systems?

I checked and your patch is actually fine, the issue I referred to is:

1c1b3098ae1e ("rtc: pcf85063: add i2c_device_id name matching support")


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Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

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