[alsa-devel] [PATCH] keywest: Convert to new-style i2c driver

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Apr 21 08:33:43 CEST 2009

At Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:34:02 +1000,
Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Jean Delvare writes:
> > Takashi, please push this patch to Linus quickly, as this is blocking
> > the removal of the legacy i2c binding model, which is scheduled for
> > 2.6.30.
> I really don't think you can remove it from Linus' tree at this stage
> in the 2.6.30 cycle.  If it was going to be removed it should have
> been removed in the merge window.  Removing it now has too much risk
> of introducing regressions in my opinion.
> I presume you have a development tree where you queue up commits for
> the i2c subsystem for the next merge window.  I suggest you do the
> removal there now (or whenever you like) and push it to Linus in the
> next merge window.

At least, the conversion patch Jean posted can be in 2.6.30, I think.
As the old API is marked deprecated, it should be fixed sooner or

Whether to remove the whole old i2c-binding in 2.6.30 is a different
question, although I myself feel it's feasible.



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