[Letux-kernel] [PATCH] Revert "Input: bma150 - avoid binding to bma180 if IIO bma180 driver present" and "Input: bma150 - extend chip detection for bma180"

Dmitry Torokhov dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 18:46:32 CEST 2017

On Sat, Apr 01, 2017 at 04:59:26PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> On 01-04-17 16:44, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> >This reverts commit baf28d91e7b1 ("Input: bma150 - avoid binding to bma180 if IIO bma180 driver present")
> >and commit ef3714fdbc8d ("Input: bma150 - extend chip detection for bma180")
> >
> >Rationale: initially (2012) the GTA04 device using a bma180 chip simply refereced
> >the bma150 platform driver in its board file [1] which happened to work in all
> >scenarios that were tested.
> >
> >When conversion to DT started (2014), we needed to make the driver be still
> >recognised. Hence we introduced the compatibility to the bma180 chip in
> >Linux 3.15-rc5 [2] without further checks if it is really 100% compatible. This
> >worked flawlessly for years with the GTA04 device.
> >
> >Recently (2016), Hans de Goede pointed out that the chips are not as similar
> >as they appeared and the driver works with the bma180 for the GTA04 only
> >by good luck. He proposed to remove the bma180 support completely [3], but
> >we still did need it until we have a replacement. Thus, a condifional compile
> >was added.
> >
> >We have now developed a generic iio-input-bridge which works with any 2 or
> >3 axis iio based accelerometer. It has been tested on GTA04 and Pyra and
> >works as expected. Therefore we can remove the bma180 support from this
> >driver completely. User-space API compatibility can be restored by using the
> >iio-input-bridge.
> >
> >Maybe it is time to convert the bma150 driver to iio as well and retire the
> >accelerometer input drivers completely but this is a different story and task.
> >
> >[1]: https://github.com/neilbrown/linux/blob/gta04/3.2.y/arch/arm/mach-omap2/board-omap3gta04.c#L976
> >[2]: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3961171/
> >[3]: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9325481/
> >
> >Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>
> Looks good to me:
> Reviewed-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>

Changed subject slightly (we are not reverting because patches were
defective, we are removing support for bma180), and applied.



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