Re: [PATCH 2/4] dt-bindings: display: ssd1307fb: Add entry for SINO WEALTH SH1106

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Mon Apr 04 2022 - 11:48:26 EST

Hello Chen-Yu,

On 4/4/22 17:06, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:


>>> enum:
>>> + - sinowealth,sh1106-i2c
>> I like that you didn't include a "fb" suffix for this, the existing
>> ones are cargo culting from the previous fbdev driver to make existing
>> DTBs compatible with the DRM driver.
>> I've been thinking if I should post a patch to compatible strings
>> without the "fb" and mark the current ones as deprecated...
>> Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@xxxxxxxxxx>
> I also thought about dropping the "-i2c" suffix, but then thought
> there might be a case where someone wanted to search the device
> tree specifically for an I2C connected node using said compatible
> string.
> What do you think?

tl; dr: unfortunately we can't do it due how SPI and I2C report module
aliases. Otherwise module auto loading will not work. I wrote a much
longer explanation with some details not so long ago:

BTW, I bought a SSD1306 SPI controller and go it working this weekend.

I plan to post the patches once yours land, to avoid in-flight series
that may conflict. And what I did is mark the -fb as deprecated, then
added "ssd130x-i2c" and "ssd130x-spi" compatibles strings.

The WIP patches can be found here in case you are interested:

> ChenYu

Best regards,

Javier Martinez Canillas
Linux Engineering
Red Hat