Re: [PATCH v2] add support for Freescale's MMA8653FC 10 bit accelerometer

From: Martin Kepplinger
Date: Wed Mar 18 2015 - 14:29:15 EST

Am 2015-03-18 um 19:05 schrieb Bastien Nocera:
> On Wed, 2015-03-18 at 19:02 +0100, Martin Kepplinger wrote:
>> Am 2015-03-18 um 17:59 schrieb Bastien Nocera:
>>> On Wed, 2015-03-18 at 17:42 +0100, Martin Kepplinger wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> It could have gone to drivers/iio/accel if it would use an iio
>>>> interface, which would make more sense, you are right, but I
>>>> simply don't have the time to merge it in to iio.
>>>> It doesn't use an input interface either but I don't see a good
>>>> place for an accelerometer that uses sysfs only.
>>>> It works well, is a relatively recent chip and a clean dirver.
>>>> But this is all I can provide.
>>> As a person who works on the user-space interaction of those with
>>> desktops [1]: Urgh.
>>> I already have 3 (probably 4) types of accelerometers to contend
>>> with, I'm not fond of adding yet another type.
>>> Is there any way to get this hardware working outside the SoCs
>>> it's designed for (say, a device with I2C like a Raspberry Pi),
>>> so that a kind soul could handle getting this using the right
>>> interfaces?
>> It works on basically any SoC and is in no way limited in this
>> regard. Sure, userspace has to expicitely support it and I hear you.
>> Using the iio interface would make more sense. I can only say I'd
>> love to have the time to move this driver over. I'm very sorry.
> How can we get the hardware for somebody to use on their own
> laptops/embedded boards to implement this driver?

It's connected over I2C. If the included documentation is not clear
please tell me what exacly. Thanks!
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