RFC - PATCH for s3c2410 i2c missing support

Ben Dooks ben-linux at fluff.org
Fri Mar 25 14:26:26 CET 2005

On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 02:18:13PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> > This patch (as requested by J Delvare) adds the
> > following bits which have been missing from the
> > s3c2410-i2c.c bus driver, as well as a couple of
> > other minor changes:
> >
> > 1) add a .functionality field to our algo, and
> >    report the facilities.
> Thanks, this will let me go on with core cleanups of the functionalities
> handling.
> > 2) Add I2C_M_REV_DIR_ADDR handling for our start
> >    code, to better support our reported value
> >    from the .functionality probe (the use of
> Hm, do you actually need mangling? Protocol mangling is something we
> added because it was needed in some weird cases, not because we liked
> it. It's not considered a wanted feature that i2c_adapters should
> implement whenever possible. It should really only be implemented when
> there is a concrete need. In my understanding, the need for mangling
> means that some chip is not properly conforming with the I2C standard.

I added it as the headers seem to suggest that 
I2C_FUNC_PROTOCOL_MANGLING is indicative of support
for I2C_M_NOSTART. Addition of I2C_M_REV_DIR_ADDR was
just to make this fuller.

> > 3) change the call to dev_err() to dev_dbg() in
> >    the code that checks for an ack off the
> >    start condition. This avoids the `flood` of
> >    output when using i2cdetect
> Makes sense.
> > 4) Add a .algo_control field which points to a
> >    function returning zero.
> Hmm, why? The i2c-core deals properly with NULL algo_control. Poiting to
> a function which returns 0 will be exactly the same than having no
> function defined at all, but eats a few bytes of memory and wastes time
> as well.

Ok, just noticed at least one other bus driver seems to
implement it (i2c-iop3xx). I can remove this easily.
> > 5) Add an `.owner = THIS_MODULE` to the adapter
> I had not noticed it was missing, you're absolutely right.

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