Re: [RFC internal PATCH] mfd/mc13xxx: drop modifying driver'sid_table in probe

From: Samuel Ortiz
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 09:41:44 EST

Hi Uwe,

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 01:36:48PM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> This was introduced in commit
> 876989d (mfd: Add device tree probe support for mc13xxx)
> for spi and later while introducing support for i2c copied to the i2c
> driver.
> Modifying driver details is very strange, for example probing an
> mc13892 device (instantiated via dt) removes the driver's ability to
> handle (traditionally probed) mc13783 devices in this case.
> I'm not aware of any problems that make this hack necessary and if
> there were some, they'd have to be fixed in the spi/i2c core, not in
> a driver.
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Hello Samuel,
> even though this qualifies as fix, I don't think it's necessary to annoy
> Linus with it for 3.5. Usually there is only one pmic on each machine so
> it's not grave when probing one device disables support for another.
I agree, and I'm pushing this one for the next merge window.


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