[i2c] [PATCH] Convert i2c-mpc from a platform driver to an of_platform one

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Sun Jun 29 08:58:12 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 08:31:43AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Jon, Grant,
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 22:49:40 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 10:05:28PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The driver was previously using i2c_add_numbered_adapter(), giving MPC
> > > >  platform the possibility to use new-style i2c drivers:
> > > >  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1469fa263870acd890a4b9f6ef557acc5d673b44
> > > >  You're breaking this, I doubt it's on purpose?
> > > 
> > > Grant, what do you want here? You're the one who converted it to
> > > i2c_add_numbered_adapter. But in other posts you've said that the
> > > device tree should have nothing to do with bus numbering.
> > 
> > Yes, I did make that change, but that was when it was a platform bus
> > driver.  Converting it to an of_platform bus driver entirely changes the
> > situation and it should go back to using i2c_add_adapter() with a parse
> > of the device tree for child nodes.
> I am surprised and disappointed, as this sounds like a regression.
> Registering the i2c buses with random numbers and parsing the device
> tree later to figure out which devices are where, is what everybody was
> doing before the new i2c device/driver matching model was implemented,
> because there was no other way. I'm curious why you are going back to
> this approach when i2c-core now offers something way cleaner and more
> efficient.

Ah, but the whole random number parsing thing is no longer necessary
because we ensure that registration of i2c devices always occurs
after the i2c adapter is created (for device tree aware i2c adapter
drivers.  adapters that aren't device tree aware still need to assign a

After the i2c adapter registers itself, of_register_i2c_devices() is called
which walks through the child nodes of the i2c adapter node in the device
tree.  Each child node is an i2c device, and it immediately get
registered with the adapter.  Because this ensures that i2c device
registration always happens after adapter registration, and since the
pointer to the i2c_adapter is known, then i2c_new_device() can be used
directly without ever needing to know the bus number.


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