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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] i2c: convert SMBus alert setup function to return an ERRPTR
On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 07:20:20AM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Wolfram,
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:29:25 +0100, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > Only few drivers use this call, so drivers and I2C core are converted at
> > once with this patch. By simply using i2c_new_client_device() instead of
> > i2c_new_device(), we easily can return an ERRPTR for this function as
> > well. To make out of tree users aware that something changed, the
> > function is renamed to i2c_install_smbus_alert().
> I wouldn't bother renaming the function. Chances that there actually
> are out-of-tree users of this function are pretty small, and if that is
> the case, they can adjust their code easily in a way that is still
> compatible with old kernels.

Agreed, it is easy. But they need to *know* that they need to adjust.
Build error makes it obvious. Otherwise, the code will compile and
silently not work anymore, I am afraid.

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