Re: [PATCH 0/2] extcon: Intel Cherry Trail Whiskey Cove PMIC and external charger tweaks

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Fri Feb 15 2019 - 04:29:49 EST

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:31 AM Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 14-02-19 15:15, Yauhen Kharuzhy wrote:

> I would do something similar with the fuel-gauge in
> drivers/platform/x86/intel_cht_int33fe.c, one option would
> be to simply count the number of resources in the ACPI
> resource table for the INT33FE device, versions with
> the Type-C port have 7 resources, where as your INT33FE
> device has only 3.
> I'm even thinking that it might be best to rename
> intel_cht_int33fe.c to intel_cht_int33fe_typec.c and add
> a check for the resource table having 7 entries there, then
> you can make a intel_cht_int33fe_micro_usb.c copy and strip
> that mostly empty. Both would bind to the same "INT33FE"
> id and they would both silently bail with -ENODEV if the
> resource-count (or the PTYP value) don't match.
> The reason I'm thinking of having 2 drivers is because
> the current intel_cht_int33fe.c is quite special / ugly and
> already has enough ifs.
> If you do a stand-alone intel_cht_int33fe_micro_usb.c that can
> hopefully be much simpler.
> Andy what is your take on having separate intel_cht_int33fe_typec.c
> and intel_cht_int33fe_micro_usb.c drivers, both binding to
> the "INT33FE" ACPI-ID (with its totally !@#%$#-ed up "API") ?

Depends on how code would look better, though I care about users that
they will not get additional Kconfig option and broken their
configurations when new piece of code landed up. So, from mine, as
user, prospective, we may split driver as we wish, but we should get
it working as previously for the existing cases.

> Having 2 drivers bind to the same id and exit silently with -ENODEV
> is somewhat normal for USB ids where we also sometimes have these
> kinda ID clashes with different devices hiding behind the same id.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko