Re: [RFC 1/2] spi: spidev: Use 'new_id' sysfs file for enabling spidev

From: Bhuvanchandra DV
Date: Wed Apr 20 2016 - 08:29:14 EST

On 04/18/2016 06:31 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 04:48:27PM +0530, Bhuvanchandra DV wrote:

+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-spi-spidev
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+What: /sys/bus/spi/drivers/spidev/new_id
+Date: March 2016
+ This allows to load spidev at runtime. new_id file accepts bus
+ number and chip select in 'B.C' format.
+ e.g.
+ To load spidev1.1 at runtime:
+ $ echo 1.1 > /sys/bus/spi/drivers/spidev/new_id

I would expect a new_id file to allow a new device identifier to be
added to a driver at runtime but this isn't doing that, it's specifying
by bus and chip select instead which is totally different to how we
normally bind SPI devices. That seems likely to cause confusion down
the line. I'd expect to be able to supply a DT compatible string or a
Linux SPI ID.

SPI drivers bind to the device as configured in DT, but in case of spidev(non DT approach) the device is not available in hand to bind the driver. So tried this approach of creating the device and then bind spidev. I agree this is not a standard way we bind SPI devices. With out a device available, seems it is not possible to bind spidev in non DT approach. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

Best regards,