Re: [PATCH] i2c: i2c-tegra: Move clk_prepare/clk_set_rate to probe

From: Peter De Schrijver
Date: Fri Aug 15 2014 - 17:34:50 EST

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 09:45:46PM +0200, Peter De Schrijver wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 08:07:01PM +0200, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > >> However, the new code sets the clock rate after the clock is prepared. I
> > >> think the rate should be set first, then the clock prepared. While this
> > >> likely doesn't apply to the Tegra clock controller, prepare() is allowed
> > >> to enable the clock if enable() can't be implemented in an atomic
> > >> fashion (in which case enable/disable would be no-ops), and we should
> > >> make sure that the driver correctly configures the clock before
> > >> potentially enabling it.
> > >>
> > >> I'm not sure if a similar change to our SPI drivers is possible; after
> > >> all, the SPI transfer rate can vary per message, so if clk_set_rate()
> > >> acquires a lock, it seems there's no way to avoid the issue there.
> > >
> > > Even for i2c this could be the case I think if you use the highspeed (3.4Mhz)
> > > mode? From what I remember, a highspeed i2c transaction starts with a lower
> > > speed preamble to make sure non highspeed slaves don't get confused? Which
> > > means you could change the bus speed depending on the slave you're addressing.
> >
> > Since there's no separate chip-select for I2C, I believe all I2C devices
> > need to be able to understand the entire transaction, so the I2C bus
> > speed is fixed.
> >
> Does it? I would assume the slave only needs to check if the address matches
> its own address after a START condition and if not can just wait until the
> STOP condition appears on the bus?
> says you can mix them by
using an interconnect bridge between the highspeed and the non-highspeed
capable slaves. The bridge uses the special preamble to disconnect the non-
highspeed part of the bus when a highspeed transaction is ongoing. It's afaics
transparent to the master.



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