Re: [PATCH] i2c: s3c2410: check for NULL pinctrl handle

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Sun Feb 24 2013 - 17:39:52 EST

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Tomasz Figa <tomasz.figa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> > Note that we are talking here about a temporary solution. The legacy
>> > DT- based pin configuration will go away after all the DT-enabled
>> > platforms using this driver get migrated to pin control and so will
>> > the need to check if pin control is available.
>> So use AUXDATA, and you get a pdata for that driver?
> Hmm, and then have some platform data passed statically and some parsed
> from device tree?

This is done by several in-tree drivers today. It is even necessary for things
like machine-specific callbacks.

> Not even saying that we are going towards getting rid of
> auxdata, not adding further dependencies for it.

The other option is to do the non-temporary solution you are
referring to below...

> Sorry, but this sounds more broken to me than checking the return value of
> devm_pinctrl_get_select_default for NULL in the driver.

Both are bad solution, auxdata is less bad than trying to check
struct pinctrl * handles for non-NULL, which has *never* been a
good thing to do and should never have been merged in the first

(Maybe I ACKed that, then I was doing something stupid.)

> Still, all the platforms relying on the legacy DT GPIO support should have
> been already migrated to pin control, so ideally instead of "fixing" the
> drivers to continue supporting the deprecated method, such platforms
> should be fixed.

I agree.

Linus Walleij
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