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Date:   Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:39:39 +0100
From:   "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <>
To:     Dmitry Torokhov <>
Cc:     Sebastian Reichel <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Benoît Cousson <>,
        Tony Lindgren <>,
        Russell King <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Michael Welling <>,
        Mika Penttilä <>,
        Javier Martinez Canillas <>,
        Igor Grinberg <>,
        "Andrew F. Davis" <>, Mark Brown <>,
        Jonathan Cameron <>,
        Rob Herring <>,
        Alexander Stein <>,
        Eric Engestrom <>,
        Hans de Goede <>,
        Benjamin Tissoires <>,
        Petr Cvek <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        Hans Verkuil <>,
        Nick Dyer <>,
        Siebren Vroegindeweij <>,
        Michel Verlaan <>,,
        devicetree <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 6/8] drivers:input:ads7846(+tsc2046): fix spi module table

Hi Dmitry,

> Am 28.01.2017 um 20:35 schrieb Dmitry Torokhov <>:
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 03:53:21PM +0100, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Fix module table so that the driver is loaded if compiled
>> as module and requested by DT.
> I believe I already replied to a similar patch: we alreadyhave necessary
> aliases in this driver, we need to fix module loading to use it.

Yes, you did comment on [PATCH v6 7/8] (19 Nov 2016):

>> We really need to fix it between spi/i23c core and module utils instead
>> of keeping adding duplicate IDs all over drivers. We already have OF
>> module device table containing the same data, we should be able to use
>> it.

And Javier Martinez Canillas replied (23 Nov 2016):

> Agreed, unfortunately until the I2C and SPI core are changed to properly
> report OF modaliases, we will have to keep adding these duplicated IDs.
> And changing the I2C and SPI core isn't trivial since it could break a
> lot of drivers that rely on a platform modalias being reported (i.e: no
> OF device IDs present in the drivers even when are registered via DT).

Therefore I didn't see a need to change it.


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