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Date:	Wed, 6 Jul 2011 00:37:46 -0600
From:	Grant Likely <>
To:	Jean Delvare <>
Cc:, Ben Dooks <>,,
	Dirk Brandewie <>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>,
	John Bonesio <>,
	Stephen Warren <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] i2c: Allow i2c_add_numbered_adapter() to assign a bus id.

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 10:53:30AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Grant,
> Sorry for the late answer.
> On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:02:45 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Grant Likely
> > <> wrote:
> > > Currently, if an i2c bus driver supports both static and dynamic bus
> > > ids, it needs to choose between calling i2c_add_numbered_adapter() and
> > > i2c_add_adapter().  This patch makes i2c_add_numbered_adapter()
> > > redirect to i2c_add_adapter() if the requested bus id is -1.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <>
> > 
> > Oops, forgot to edit the email before sending the patch.
> > 
> > This patch is as-yet untested other than build testing, but I want to
> > get feedback.  With the move to DT on ARM, there are going to be a lot
> > more i2c bus drivers that need to support both static and dynamically
> > allocated busses, and it is very likely that it will be needed in the
> > v3.1 merge window.
> > 
> > Ben/Jean, *IF* this patch tests out okay, and *IF* I get an ack from
> > you, it will probably need to have this commit in my devicetree/next
> > branch.  If so, then I'll either need to commit it myself, or have it
> > put into a separate topic branch that both of us can merge into our
> > trees.  What is your preference.
> > 
> > John: this is the patch that I asked you to write earlier today, but I
> > think one of the TI folks will run into the same issue, so I wanted to
> > get it drafted and onto the list ASAP.
> If this makes your life easier then I have no objection, you can go
> ahead. I don't expect any conflict with my tree as there is no i2c-core
> work going on on my end at the moment. So you can just take it in your
> tree and merge it yourself as you see fit.
> Acked-by: Jean Delvare <>

Actually, now that I'm looking at things, I don't think there will be
a conflict.  Go ahead and take it via your tree so that I don't make
Linus' life harder than it needs to be.


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