[RFC] I2C: fsl-i2c: make device probing configurable via FDT

Jochen Friedrich jochen at scram.de
Thu Jul 17 00:48:30 EST 2008

Hi Grant,

> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:47:25PM +0200, Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
>> Currently, the I2C buses are probed for HWMON I2C devices, which might
>> not be acceptable in same cases. This patch makes device probing
>> configurable through the property "probe" of the FDT I2C device node:
>>       i2c at 3000 {
>>            ...
>>            compatible = "fsl-i2c";
>>            probe;
>> 	    ...
>>        };
> You need to add documentation to booting-without-of.txt about what the
> 'probe' property means.  Also, 'probe' is a pretty generic term being
> used in an i2c specific context.  Can you prefix it with i2c or
> something to protect the namespace?  'i2c-probe' perhaps?

In i2c-cpm, I currently use the property "linux,i2c-class" to set the
i2c class directly as documented in dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/cpm/i2c.txt.

We should agree on *one* method to set the i2c class.


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