On 08/09/2017 01:05 PM, Kieran Bingham wrote:
> On 09/08/17 11:58, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Hi Kieran,
>> On 08/09/2017 12:29 PM, Kieran Bingham wrote:
>>> Hi Javier,
>>> Thankyou for the patch
>> You are welcome.
>>> On 09/08/17 10:37, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>>>> The I2C core always reports a MODALIAS of the form i2c:<foo> even if the
>>>> device was registered via OF, and the driver is only exporting the OF ID
>>>> table entries as module aliases.
>>>> So if the driver is built as module, autoload won't work since udev/kmod
>>>> won't be able to match the registered OF device with its driver module.
>>> Good catch, and perhaps I should have known better :D
>>> I've only worked on this driver as a built-in so far :-) #BadExcuses
>> A better excuse I think is that after all these years, one would had thought
>> that the I2C OF modalias issue would had been finally fixed, but not yet :)
> Quite! Let's try to bubble that back up the todo list.
> Now - where did I put my free time. I'm sure I left it around here somewhere 
> :-)

We are getting there though. I'm just waiting for the patches in this [0] series
to land and then I'll be able to post the I2C core uevent modalias patch.

I've asked Wolfram if he can at least pick the driver patches [1], but he didn't
answer me yet...

[0]: https://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg588431.html
[1]: https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1457427.html

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Software Engineer - Desktop Hardware Enablement
Red Hat

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