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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/14] pinctrl-sx150x: Rely on of_modalias_node for OF matching
On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 5:28 AM, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Andrey Smirnov <andrew.smirnov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> None of the OF match table entries contain any compatiblity strings that
>> could not be matched against using i2c_device_id table above and
>> of_modalias_node. Besides that entries in OF match table do not cary
>> proper device variant information which is need by the drive. Those two
>> facts combined, IMHO, make a compelling case for removal of that code
>> altogether.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrey Smirnov <andrew.smirnov@gmail.com>
> (...)
>> -static const struct of_device_id sx150x_of_match[] = {
>> - { .compatible = "semtech,sx1508q" },
>> - { .compatible = "semtech,sx1509q" },
>> - { .compatible = "semtech,sx1506q" },
>> - { .compatible = "semtech,sx1502q" },
>> - {},
>> -};
>
> I'm a bit hesitant about this since we should ideally first match on the
> compatible string for any device. We have tried to alleviate the situation
> in I2C devices but it has been a bit so-so.
>

Ah, good to know. Let's do it that way then.

> It would be best if we make a separate patch after this tjat adds it
> back, set the variant data also in the .data of the match and
> use of_device_get_match_data().

Do you prefer it as a separate patch, or, instead, should I change
this patch of the series to do what you describe? I'd be happy to do
either and it seems like it would be a trivial change so it should
invalidate any of the testing done by Neil.

Thanks,
Andrey

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