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Date:   Wed, 20 May 2020 23:12:48 -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 3/5] Input: EXC3000: add EXC80H60 and EXC80H84 support

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 11:20:03PM +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:45:19AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Hi Sebastian,
> > 
> > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 05:39:34PM +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> > >  
> > >  	data->client = client;
> > > +	data->info = device_get_match_data(&client->dev);
> 
> The above is for DT (and ACPI, but driver has no ACPI table).
> 
> > > +	if (!data->info) {
> > > +		enum eeti_dev_id eeti_dev_id =
> > > +			i2c_match_id(exc3000_id, client)->driver_data;
> > 
> > I believe i2c devices can be instantiated via sysfs, so I think we
> > better handle case where we can't find matching id. Also driver_data is
> > enough to store a pointer, maybe we can have individual structures
> > instead of using an array and indexing here?
> 
> The above code is only for exactly this usecase (loading via sysfs).
> There is zero chance, that we cannot find matching id. The sysfs
> based probing works by providing the device address and the name
> listed in driver's id_table. I took the above code style from
> drivers/i2c/muxes/i2c-mux-ltc4306.c.

Ah, OK, so i2c does not provide the "new_id" attribute to extend the
match table.

> 
> We can store the pointer directly in i2c_device_id's driver_data
> field, but that requires two type casts (field is ulong instead
> of pointer). The array variant feels a bit cleaner to me.

OK, fair enough. I'll wait for Rob to ack the yaml conversion and will
apply.

Thanks.

-- 
Dmitry

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