[PATCH 00/27] Export I2C and OF module aliases in missing drivers
dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 02:37:08 AEST 2015
On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 09:35:17AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Hi Javier,
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 06:18:25PM +0200, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Short version:
> > This series add the missing MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE() for OF and I2C tables
> > to export that information so modules have the correct aliases built-in
> > and autoloading works correctly.
> > Longer version:
> > Currently it's mandatory for I2C drivers to have an I2C device ID table
> > regardless if the device was registered using platform data or OF. This
> > is because the I2C core needs an I2C device ID table for two reasons:
> > 1) Match the I2C client with a I2C device ID so a struct i2c_device_id
> > is passed to the I2C driver probe() function.
> > 2) Export the module aliases from the I2C device ID table so userspace
> > can auto-load the correct module. This is because i2c_device_uevent
> > always reports a MODALIAS of the form i2c:<client->name>.
> Why are we not fixing this? We emit specially carved uevent for
> ACPI-based devices, why not the same for OF? Platform bus does this...
Ah, now I see the 27/27 patch. I think it is exactly what we need. And
probably for SPI bus as well.
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