Re: [PATCH v5 1/6] i2c: Allow driver to manage the device's power state during probe
From: Sudeep Holla
Date: Mon Aug 10 2020 - 10:41:58 EST
On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 05:27:42PM +0300, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> Enable drivers to tell ACPI that there's no need to power on a device for
> probe. Drivers should still perform this by themselves if there's a need
> to. In some cases powering on the device during probe is undesirable, and
> this change enables a driver to choose what fits best for it.
> Add a field called "flags" into struct i2c_driver for driver flags, and a
> flag I2C_DRV_FL_ALLOW_LOW_POWER_PROBE to tell a driver supports probe in
> low power state.
> Signed-off-by: Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c | 17 ++++++++++++++---
> include/linux/i2c.h | 14 ++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c
> index 34a9609f256da..cde9cf49a07e6 100644
> --- a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c
> +++ b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-base.c
> @@ -436,6 +436,14 @@ static int i2c_smbus_host_notify_to_irq(const struct i2c_client *client)
> return irq > 0 ? irq : -ENXIO;
> +static bool allow_low_power_probe(struct device *dev)
> + struct i2c_driver *driver = to_i2c_driver(dev->driver);
> + return driver->flags & I2C_DRV_FL_ALLOW_LOW_POWER_PROBE &&
> + device_property_present(dev, "allow-low-power-probe");
I assume this change makes even the DT property "allow-low-power-probe"
work in the same way. Should we have proper DT binding for that ?
This comment applies for any property using device_property_* but has
no explicit DT binding ? Just asking the question to know the strategy
followed. Sorry if this is redundant question, feel free to point me
to the past discussions.