Re: [PATCH v2] i2c: Add generic support passing secondary devices addresses

From: Jean-Michel Hautbois
Date: Thu Mar 24 2016 - 06:12:17 EST

Hi !

2016-02-01 15:46 GMT+01:00 Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 04:33:00PM +0100, Jean-Michel Hautbois wrote:
>> Some I2C devices have multiple addresses assigned, for example each address
>> corresponding to a different internal register map page of the device.
>> So far drivers which need support for this have handled this with a driver
>> specific and non-generic implementation, e.g. passing the additional address
>> via platform data.
>> This patch provides a new helper function called i2c_new_secondary_device()
>> which is intended to provide a generic way to get the secondary address
>> as well as instantiate a struct i2c_client for the secondary address.
>> The function expects a pointer to the primary i2c_client, a name
>> for the secondary address and an optional default address. The name is used
>> as a handle to specify which secondary address to get.
>> The default address is used as a fallback in case no secondary address
>> was explicitly specified. In case no secondary address and no default
>> address were specified the function returns NULL.
>> For now the function only supports look-up of the secondary address
>> from devicetree, but it can be extended in the future
>> to for example support board files and/or ACPI.
>> Signed-off-by: Jean-Michel Hautbois <jean-michel.hautbois@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> v2: adding some DT bindings documentation (more than one year later...)
>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/i2c/i2c.txt | 7 +++++
> Acked-by: Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> include/linux/i2c.h | 5 ++++
>> 3 files changed, 54 insertions(+)

Thanks Rob for your ack. What is the future of this patch ?
I know the merge window is opened, so it will not be integrated now,
but could be in the next version ?