Re: [PATCH V2] i2c: designware: fix race between subsequent xfers

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Mon Jun 17 2013 - 04:33:57 EST

On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:19:33 +0200, Christian Ruppert wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 04:37:41PM +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > BTW since I am currently here: i2c-designware-core should be in the
> > 'algos' directory, no?
> At the risk of passing for a complete moron: What exactly is the
> difference between I2C algos and I2C bus drivers?

The i2c/algos directory contains abstracted code which is common to
multiple hardware implementations. The most popular of these is
i2c-algo-bit which implements software-only I2C over virtually any pair
of controllable pins (parallel port, GPIOs, etc.)

As a general rule, i2c/algos should only contain reusable, architecture
and platform independent code. All the actual hardware access should be
delegated to the bus drivers, through callbacks. If this can't be done
easily then i2c/algos is not the right place.

Jean Delvare
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