[i2c] platform_data when using of?

Jochen Friedrich jochen at scram.de
Wed Apr 23 20:20:50 CEST 2008


Hi Wolfram,

> Hello,
> 
> I finally could get the work started with I2C on a MPC8260-based
> platform. I applied Jochen's series on top of 2.6.25 and it seems I
> could get the i2c-cpm and the rtc-rs5c372 driver working (except that it
> doesn't autoload as a module, but I think this is my fault somewhere).
> I have not checked all yet, but at least some reasonable things do happen.
> 
> I now wanted to test the latest at24-driver on top of that and stumbled
> over the fact, that I can't directly add platform_data to the dts-file.
> (As at24 shall be a generic driver, data about the eeprom type needs to
> be provided.) If I understood of correctly, I need to create another
> child node and put all necessary data in there (what also means one
> cannot use the predefined macros for known chips in at24.h). After that
> I use of_get_property and collect the data.
> 
> So, at the end, every driver using platform_data has to cope with two
> mechanisms to get the desired data? This sounds questionable to me, but
> maybe I just got something wrong as this is my first contact with of.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
>    Wolfram

You should probably send this question to the Powerpc list (added to cc)

Thanks,
Jochen



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