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Date:   Wed, 20 May 2020 22:54:00 -0700
From:   Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@...il.com>
To:     Sebastian Reichel <sebastian.reichel@...labora.com>
Cc:     Ahmet Inan <inan@...tec.de>,
        Martin Fuzzey <martin.fuzzey@...wbird.group>,
        linux-input@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel@...labora.com
Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 4/5] Input: EXC3000: Add support to query model and
 fw_version

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 11:25:40PM +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:49:52AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Hi Sebastian,
> > 
> > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 05:39:35PM +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> > > Expose model and fw_version via sysfs. Also query the model
> > > in probe to make sure, that the I2C communication with the
> > > device works before successfully probing the driver.
> > > 
> > > This is a bit complicated, since EETI devices do not have
> > > a sync interface. Sending the commands and directly reading
> > > does not work. Sending the command and waiting for some time
> > > is also not an option, since there might be touch events in
> > > the mean time.
> > > 
> > > Last but not least we do not cache the results, since this
> > > interface can be used to check the I2C communication is still
> > > working as expected.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Sebastian Reichel <sebastian.reichel@...labora.com>
> > > ---
> > >  .../ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-input-exc3000    |  15 ++
> > >  drivers/input/touchscreen/exc3000.c           | 145 +++++++++++++++++-
> > >  2 files changed, 159 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >  create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-input-exc3000
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-input-exc3000 b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-input-exc3000
> > > new file mode 100644
> > > index 000000000000..d79da4f869af
> > > --- /dev/null
> > > +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-driver-input-exc3000
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
> > > +What:		/sys/class/input/inputX/fw_version
> > > +Date:		May 2020
> > > +Contact:	linux-input@...r.kernel.org
> > > +Description:	Reports the firmware version provided by the touchscreen, for example "00_T6" on a EXC80H60
> > > +
> > > +		Access: Read
> > > +		Valid values: Represented as string
> > > +
> > > +What:		/sys/class/input/inputX/model
> > > +Date:		May 2020
> > > +Contact:	linux-input@...r.kernel.org
> > > +Description:	Reports the model identification provided by the touchscreen, for example "Orion_1320" on a EXC80H60
> > > +
> > > +		Access: Read
> > > +		Valid values: Represented as string
> > 
> > These are properties of the controller (i2c device), not input
> > abstraction class on top of it, so the attributes should be attached to
> > i2c_client instance.
> > 
> > Please use devm_device_add_group() in probe to instantiate them at the
> > proper level.
> 
> As written in the cover letter using devm_device_add_group() in
> probe routine results in a udev race condition:
> 
> http://kroah.com/log/blog/2013/06/26/how-to-create-a-sysfs-file-correctly/

This race has been solved with the addition of KOBJ_BIND/KOBJ_UNBIND
uevents that signal when driver is bound or unbound from the device.
Granted, current systemd/udev drops them as it does not know how to
"add" to the device state, but this is on systemd to solve.

Thanks.

-- 
Dmitry

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