Re: [PATCH 1/3] include: linux: i2c: more helpers for declaring i2c drivers

From: Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 - 04:59:22 EST

On 24.06.19 10:44, Wolfram Sang wrote:

> The correct solution is to fix the boot dependency in the affected I2C
> client drivers. That definately needs HW and thorough testing.
> It may also need something better than the current deferred probe. Big
> topic.

So, then the current approach of using subsys_initcall() can't be
changed easily, right now. But planned for the future (or at least
not introducing new caes).

But: how does that conflict w/ just moving the existing redundant
pieces into a helper macro ? The logic stays the same - just using
a shorter notation. (assuming my patch isn't buggy ;-)).

I can add a remark in the function documentation that this shall
only by used in rare cases, and maybe something like "that's just
legacy - introducing new caller is most certainly wrong" ;-)


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering
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