Re: [PATCH v3] hwmon/pmbus: use simple i2c probe function
From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Fri Aug 07 2020 - 13:32:41 EST
On Fri, Aug 07, 2020 at 06:28:01PM +0200, Stephen Kitt wrote:
> pmbus_do_probe doesn't use the id information provided in its second
> argument, so this can be removed, which then allows using the
> single-parameter i2c probe function ("probe_new") for probes.
> This avoids scanning the identifier tables during probes.
> Drivers which didn't use the id are converted as-is; drivers which did
> are modified as follows:
> * if the information in i2c_client is sufficient, that's used instead
> * configured v. probed comparisons are performed by comparing the
> configured name to the detected name, instead of the ids; this
> involves strcmp but is still cheaper than comparing all the device
> names when scanning the tables;
> * anything else is handled by calling i2c_match_id() with the same
> level of error-handling (if any) as before.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Kitt <steve@xxxxxxx>
> Changes since v1:
> - i2c_device_id declarations are left unchanged;
> - all drivers are converted, using client info or i2c_match_id().
> Changes since v2:
> - updated the documentation;
> - fixed unbalanced braces around the modified else in ibm-cffps.c.
[ ... ]
> -static int ltc2978_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
> - const struct i2c_device_id *id)
> +static int ltc2978_probe(struct i2c_client *client)
> int i, chip_id;
> struct ltc2978_data *data;
> @@ -670,10 +669,10 @@ static int ltc2978_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
> return chip_id;
> data->id = chip_id;
> - if (data->id != id->driver_data)
> + if (strcmp(client->name, ltc2978_id[data->id].name) != 0)
I was about to apply this patch, but this is problematic: It assumes that
__stringify(id) == ltc2978_id[id].name and that ltc2978_id[id].driver_data
== id. While that is curently the case (as far as I can see), it is still
unsafe. I think it would be much safer to use i2c_match_id() here.