This provides partial support for new-style I2C driver binding. It builds
on "struct i2c_board_info" declarations that identify I2C devices on a given
board. This is needed on systems with I2C devices that can't be fully probed
and/or autoconfigured, such as many embedded Linux configurations where the
way a given I2C device is wired may affect how it must be used.
There are two models for declaring such devices:
* LATE -- using a public function i2c_new_device(). This lets modules
declare I2C devices found *AFTER* a given I2C adapter becomes available.
For example, a PCI card could create adapters giving access to utility
chips on that card, and this would be used to associate those chips with
* EARLY -- from arch_initcall() level code, using a non-exported function
i2c_register_board_info(). This copies the declarations *BEFORE* such
an i2c_adapter becomes available, arranging that i2c_new_device() will
be called later when i2c-core registers the relevant i2c_adapter.
For example, arch/.../.../board-*.c files would declare the I2C devices
along with their platform data, and I2C devices would behave much like
PNPACPI devices. (That is, both enumerate from board-specific tables.)
To match the exported i2c_new_device(), the previously-private function
i2c_unregister_device() is now exported.
Pending later patches using these new APIs, this is effectively a NOP.
Signed-off-by: David Brownell <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <firstname.lastname@example.org>