Motorola I2C driver question
X.Xiao at motorola.com
Thu Oct 23 17:29:06 CEST 2003
Re-send. Simon's email address in kernel's maintainer list seems invalid.
As Mark Studebaker sugggested, I will consult this with the PPC mailing list as well and try to find a place to hold the I2C patch against the kernel initially (if needed).
>>From: Xiao Xianghua-r6aads
>>Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:10 AM
>>To: 'simon at tk.uni-linz.ac.at'
>>Cc: Xiao Xianghua-r6aads
>>Subject: Motorola I2C driver question
>>I am an engineer from Motorola working in I2C driver. I
>>noticed you're the maintainer for Linux kernel's I2C driver
>>and I have some questions about submitting I2C drivers to the
>>kernel source,hopefully you have time to answer.
>>I recently sent an email to the lmsensor mailing list
>>regarding consolidating I2C Linux drivers for Motorola chips.
>>Basically we only need two I2C drivers for all Motorola
>>chips. I have contacted a few other authors(Michael on 8245,
>>Adrian,Wolfgang Denx)...we all worked on the same thing and
>>it's time to consolidate :)
>>My question is about the procedures to get the Motorola I2C
>>driver into the kernel. For most PPC related patches, we sent
>>to the PPC maintainer directly. However it's my understanding
>>that all I2C drivers will be sent to you and the Lmsensor
>>team before it can be merged to the kernel source, am I
>>correct? If yes, I will send my consolidated patch to you
>>directly and hope you can add it into your the I2C package. If
>>No, please let me know and I will contact the PPC maintainer instead.
>>My second question is that do I need submit 2.6 patch at the
>>My last question is about the Lmsensor package, I wrote an
>>algo driver, an adaptor driver(both should be in i2c package,
>>e.g i2c.2.8.1), and used lmsensor package to test this
>>driver(i.e. eeprom tests, I modified it a little bit). I will
>>only submit these two drivers and will share the utilities in
>>lmsensor package, is it acceptable or I have to write
>>something specifically for the lmsensor package?
>>Thanks a lot,
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