[PATCH] i2c: axxia: Add I2C driver for AXM55xx
wsa at the-dreams.de
Mon Sep 22 04:04:55 PDT 2014
> >> >> + if (msg->len == 0 || msg->len > 255)
> >> >> + return -EINVAL;
> >> >
> >> > Ouch, really? Maybe we should warn the user here.
> >> Yeah, the transfer length register limits the length to 255. I'll add
> >> a warning here.
> > Please also add this information to the Kconfig description and
> > somewhere at the top of the source file. This is an important flaw which
> > people should easily find out about.
> You are referring to the "len <= 255" restriction being the flaw here,
> right? I'll add a note to Kconfig and the driver about that.
Yes, I meant that. I just remembered we should do something else:
Remove I2C_FUNC_I2C (because it cannot do endless transfers) from
functionality and simply use I2C_FUNC_SMBUS_I2C_BLOCK which does I2C
like transfers with the SMBus Limit of 32 bytes. It seems PMBus allows
for 255 byte which this HW could support, yet I don't recall we have
support for that size currently.
> The other part of the condition (msg->len == 0) should actually go
> away. The controller can do zero-length-data transfers. I'll fix that
> for next round.
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