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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v18 2/8] mfd: simple-mfd-i2c: Add a Kconfig name
    Hi Alistair,

    Thanks for your patch, which is now commit bae5a4acef67db88
    ("mfd: simple-mfd-i2c: Add a Kconfig name") in mfd/for-mfd-next.

    On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 1:24 PM Alistair Francis <> wrote:
    > Add a Kconfig name to the "Simple Multi-Functional Device support (I2C)"
    > device so that it can be enabled via menuconfig.

    Which still does not explain why this would be needed...

    > Signed-off-by: Alistair Francis <>
    > Acked-for-MFD-by: Lee Jones <>

    > --- a/drivers/mfd/Kconfig
    > +++ b/drivers/mfd/Kconfig
    > @@ -1188,7 +1188,7 @@ config MFD_SI476X_CORE
    > module will be called si476x-core.
    > config MFD_SIMPLE_MFD_I2C
    > - tristate
    > + tristate "Simple Multi-Functional Device support (I2C)"
    > depends on I2C
    > select MFD_CORE
    > select REGMAP_I2C

    The help text states:

    | This driver creates a single register map with the intention for it
    | to be shared by all sub-devices.

    Yes, that's what MFD does?

    | Once the register map has been successfully initialised, any
    | sub-devices represented by child nodes in Device Tree will be
    | subsequently registered.


    Still, no clue about what this driver really does, and why and when
    it would be needed.

    There is one driver symbol that selects MFD_SIMPLE_MFD_I2C.
    There are no driver symbols that depend on this symbol.

    If you have a driver in the pipeline that can make use of this,
    can't it just select MFD_SIMPLE_MFD_I2C, so the symbol itself can
    stay invisible?




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