Re: [PATCH] drm/i2c: tda998x: don't register the connector

From: Daniel Vetter
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 - 03:05:59 EST

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Brian Starkey <brian.starkey@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 04:22:40AM -0700, Sean Paul wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:51 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
>> <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 11:39:18AM +0100, Brian Starkey wrote:
>>>> Actually, could you please hold off picking this up? We need to make
>>>> changes in mali-dp and hdlcd or this will mess up their registration.
>>>> I will send those patches later today, but better if this all goes in
>>>> together (whenever that ends up being).
>>> Sorry, but I'm annoyed with this - the impression being given was that
>>> I was holding up this patch by not testing it on Armada, and I brought
>>> up the issue about registration at the beginning of this.
>>> Now we're _just_ finding out that there are drivers where removing the
>>> connector registration in tda998x causes them to break? It's a bit
>>> late to be checking your own drivers when you've been chasing me...
>>> Sorry, but it sounds like we're not ready to make this change - and as
>>> it's the very last day that changes will appear in linux-next prior to
>>> the merge window (assuming Linus releases 4.8 on Sunday), I'd suggest
>>> holding off until after the merge window is over, so we can get some
>>> testing with these other two drivers with this change in place.
>> sigh. I just pushed my queue to drm-misc, which included this patch.
>> Sounds like I should revert?
> Yes, please revert this. There's a problem in the fbdev helper code
> which stops me fixing this quickly, so better to revert it.

Hm, what's the trouble wih fbdev? But yeah given this trouble I'd go
with a revert for now. For the real fix I guess we could just squash
it all in one, kinda pointless to go overboard for this.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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