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+I2C device driver binding control from user-space
+Up to kernel 2.6.32, many i2c drivers used helper macros provided by
+<linux/i2c.h> which created standard module parameters to let the user
+control how the driver would probe i2c buses and attach to devices. These
+parameters were known as "probe" (to let the driver probe for an extra
+address), "force" (to forcibly attach the driver to a given device) and
+"ignore" (to prevent a driver from probing a given address).
+With the conversion of the i2c subsystem to the standard device driver
+binding model, it became clear that these per-module parameters were no
+longer needed, and that a centralized implementation was possible. The new,
+sysfs-based interface is described in the documentation file
+"instantiating-devices", section "Method 4: Instantiate from user-space".
+Below is a mapping from the old module parameters to the new interface.
+Attaching a driver to an I2C device
+Old method (module parameters):
+# modprobe <driver> probe=1,0x2d
+# modprobe <driver> force=1,0x2d
+# modprobe <driver> force_<device>=1,0x2d
+New method (sysfs interface):
+# echo <device> 0x2d > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/i2c-1/new_device
+Preventing a driver from attaching to an I2C device
+Old method (module parameters):
+# modprobe <driver> ignore=1,0x2f
+New method (sysfs interface):
+# echo dummy 0x2f > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/i2c-1/new_device
+# modprobe <driver>
+Of course, it is important to instantiate the "dummy" device before loading
+the driver. The dummy device will be handled by i2c-core itself, preventing
+other drivers from binding to it later on. If there is a real device at the
+problematic address, and you want another driver to bind to it, then simply
+pass the name of the device in question instead of "dummy".