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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i2c: core: report OF style module alias for devices registered via OF
 Hello Wolfram,

On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas
<> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 10:40 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas
> <> wrote:
>> The buses should honor the firmware interface used to register the device,
>> but the I2C core reports a MODALIAS of the form i2c:<device> even for I2C
>> devices registered via OF.
>> This means that user-space will never get an OF stype uevent MODALIAS even
>> when the drivers modules contain aliases exported from both the I2C and OF
>> device ID tables. For example, an Atmel maXTouch Touchscreen registered by
>> a DT node with compatible "atmel,maxtouch" has the following module alias:
>> $ cat /sys/class/i2c-adapter/i2c-8/8-004b/modalias
>> i2c:maxtouch
>> So udev won't be able to auto-load a module for an OF-only device driver.
>> Many OF-only drivers duplicate the OF device ID table entries in an I2C ID
>> table only has a workaround for how the I2C core reports the module alias.
>> This patch changes the I2C core to report an OF related MODALIAS uevent if
>> the device was registered via OF. So for the previous example, after this
>> patch, the reported MODALIAS for the Atmel maXTouch will be the following:
>> $ cat /sys/class/i2c-adapter/i2c-8/8-004b/modalias
>> of:NtrackpadT<NULL>Catmel,maxtouch
>> NOTE: This patch may break out-of-tree drivers that were relying on this
>> behavior, and only had an I2C device ID table even when the device
>> was registered via OF. There are no remaining drivers in mainline
>> that do this, but out-of-tree drivers have to be fixed and define
>> a proper OF device ID table to have module auto-loading working.
>> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
>> ---
> Any comments on this patch?

Is this patch under your radar? Should I keep pushing for it or just give up?

Best regards,

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