2018-08-23 12:33 GMT+02:00 Linus Walleij firstname.lastname@example.org:
This makes it possible to pass an initialized GPIO descriptor to the driver through platform data.
This is useful when we are dealing with EEPROMs on expansion boards where the GPIO has to be looked up indirectly using a connector abstraction (several systems using the same connector) so the machine descriptor tables cannot be used to associate the descriptor with the device and we then want to pass this descriptor on to the EEPROM driver this way instead.
Ugh I don't like this at all. In fact I'm right now trying to *get rid* of platform_data from at24 in favor of device properties.
Part of the changes from my series actually removes the setup function from at24 and replaces it with a notifier fired by the nvmem framework.
I would really prefer that we introduce some generic way of handling write-protect mechanisms in nvmem. Maybe starting by moving the wp_gpio to nvmem and then passing it in nvmem_config?
Best regards, Bartosz Golaszewski