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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] HID: apple-ibridge: Add Apple iBridge HID driver for T1 chip.
On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 3:30 AM Ronald Tschalär <> wrote:
> The iBridge device provides access to several devices, including:
> - the Touch Bar
> - the iSight webcam
> - the light sensor
> - the fingerprint sensor
> This driver provides the core support for managing the iBridge device
> and the access to the underlying devices. In particular, the
> functionality for the touch bar and light sensor is exposed via USB HID
> interfaces, and on devices with the T1 chip one of the HID devices is
> used for both functions. So this driver creates virtual HID devices, one
> per top-level report collection on each HID device (for a total of 3
> virtual HID devices). The sub-drivers then bind to these virtual HID
> devices.
> This way the Touch Bar and ALS drivers can be kept in their own modules,
> while at the same time making them look very much like as if they were
> connected to the real HID devices. And those drivers then work (mostly)
> without further changes on MacBooks with the T2 chip that don't need
> this driver.

Thanks for the contribution.
Before I'll do a full review, two concerns:
- don't do ACPI drivers, please, in the new code. Use platform driver
infrastructure for that
- dependencies (see below)


> + tristate "Apple iBridge"

> + depends on ACPI
> + depends on USB_HID

> + depends on X86 || COMPILE_TEST

I haven't found anything ACPI specific there, so this should be rather

depends on (X86 && ACPI) || COMPILE_TEST

> + imply HID_SENSOR_HUB
> + imply HID_SENSOR_ALS
> + help
> + This module provides the core support for the Apple T1 chip found
> + on 2016 and 2017 MacBookPro's, also known as the iBridge. The drivers
> + for the Touch Bar (apple-touchbar) and light sensor (hid-sensor-hub
> + and hid-sensor-als) need to be enabled separately.
> +
> + To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
> + module will be called apple-ibridge.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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