[lm-sensors] [PATCH] Support for DS75 thermal sensor

Wolfgang Grandegger wg at grandegger.com
Thu Jul 17 09:31:24 CEST 2008

Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:18:26 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
>> On 7/16/08, Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:10:59PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
>>>  > On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:50:15 +0200, Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
>>>  > > Jean Delvare wrote:
>>>  > >
>>>>> Yep, as probing might not be acceptable in some cases, I makes sense to
>>>  > > add a property to suppress probing:
>>>  >
>>>  > It'd rather make no-probing the default if possible. My understanding
>>>  > is that all systems using i2c-mpc should have proper platform data.
>>> Total ACK.  From my perspective, probing should be off by default because the
>>>  typical use case in powerpc land is to trust data in the device tree.  Add the
>>>  property to turn on probing, not to turn it off.  Also, you'll need to
>>>  document the semantics of such a property.  ie. what exactly does it
>>>  mean when the probing property is present and the spi bus node has child
>>>  nodes?
>> I've found this thread now. Why can't we totally remove probing from
>> i2c-mpc? These are embedded systems, not open boxes like a PC. If a
>> i2c client hasn't been converted to the new model yet, convert it
>> before deploying with the new i2c-mpc driver.  It's not very hard to
>> convert the client drivers.
> I tend to agree. And the number of unconverted drivers is getting very
> low these days. Only 2 RTC drivers are left, and by the end of the day,
> almost all hwmon drivers will be converted as well.

Thinking more about it I also prefer removing the I2C_CLASS_HWMON flag 
completely. It just affects HWMON devices anyhow and if there is still 
an old style driver around, it should be converted.


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