[PATCH 1/7] spi: Add support for device table matching

David Brownell david-b at pacbell.net
Tue Aug 4 12:21:22 EST 2009

On Wednesday 29 July 2009, Ben Dooks wrote:
> >  struct spi_driver {
> > +     const struct spi_device_id *id_table;
> > +     int                     (*probe_id)(struct spi_device *spi,
> > +                                         const struct spi_device_id *id);
> how about leaving it at just probe and have either a call or a field
> in the device that you can look at to see if this was a new style of
> call?
> >       int                     (*probe)(struct spi_device *spi);

For the record, if this is going to happen I think the
appropriate long-term solution is to have probe() take
the device_id just as it does with other busses.

Of course that involves changing *every* SPI driver...
and I'd rather not do that quite yet.

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