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Date:	Sun, 01 Mar 2009 19:28:01 +0100
From:	Éric Piel <eric.piel@...mplin-utc.net>
To:	Daniel Mack <daniel@...aq.de>
CC:	Pavel Machek <pavel@...e.cz>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: lis3's ACPI dependency

Daniel Mack schreef:
> Hi Pavel, Eric,
> 
> are there any plans to free the lis3 driver from its ACPI dependency?
> In fact, this device is I2C/SPI connected which the ACPI layer seems to
> hide from the driver, but to use it on embedded devices, the bus drivers
> must be used directly and the dependeny seems entirely unnecessary
> anyway.
> 
> Also I got the feeling that using a globally exported 'adev' symbol all
> over the different layers is not the best practice - I suspect all the
> occasions could be solved with private pointers and/or container_of().
> Isn't there any cleanup pending?
Hi Daniel,
Actually, the hp_accel.c file is dedicated to the acpi part. The
lis3lv02d.c file is supposed to be bus agnostic. In practice I agree
it's not completely true, but this is mainly because for now there is
only one bus supported (ACPI) and therefore the work for making it
completely bus-independent is not yet worthy. As soon as someone is
interested in writing a I²C/SPI interface it will become much more
apparent what has to be generalized.

Indeed, as you noticed, the main work left to do is to generalize
acpi_lis3lv02d (adev) to something ACPI independent. I'd say this could
be done simply by changing the signature of the four callback functions
and having device being just a void*.

If you are willing to write one of the I²C/SPI interfaces, I'll be happy
to support you.

See you,
Eric

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