Re: [PATCH 0/8] PS

From: Benjamin Tissoires
Date: Fri Mar 10 2017 - 10:57:46 EST

Hi Dmitry,

On Mar 09 2017 or thereabouts, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Hi,
> This is refresh of Benjamin's patches trying to bridge PS/2 and SMbus
> devices for better support of Synaptics RMI4 touchpads (and Elans later).


I have some issues/comments and am still working on those. Here are some
general comments:

> The main difference is that we do not have platform device, as it only
> adds another indirection level, and have psmouse create SMBus companion

The purpose of having the platform device was to not have dependency
between psmouse and I2C. Right now I think that patch 6/8 will fail to
compile if I2C=m and PSMOUSE=y (I may be wrong).

> directly. Because serio ports complete registration asynchronously, we do
> not deadlock on psmouse_mutex when even if we have a pass-through port.
> (Frankly we need to revisit this whole serio and psmouse thing, use of
> global serio_mutex and psmouse_mutex is hurting us; they were needed when
> driver core could not recursively iterate over device and driver lists).

Agree, this is a giant PITA.

> We also do not allow overriding serio driver, instead we teach psmouse
> about "special" devices and let it continue own the serio port and make
> sure nobody else touches it.
> To work around issue with psmouse_reconnect() running sometimes too late,
> we add "fast reconnect" option to serio. Not too pretty, but gets the job
> done. We may need to revisit whole serio PM story later and stop "cheating"
> and pretending that device is resumed when it is not, but for that we need
> to teach PM core about devices that are OK not to wait for before resuming
> userspace. Anyway, much bigger topic for later.

I thought there was already the ability to say that a driver needs to be
run in a different thread for PM functions (IIRC i2c-hid uses
device_enable_async_suspend(&client->dev); and this "should" do the

> This seems to be working on X1 Carbon and also not breaking my HP 1040 with
> forcepad (unfortunately it seems to be using some other SMBus controller
> for connecting Synaptics, as I see nothing at 0x2c when loading i2c-i801).

Well, on my T450, the SMBus connection is dead too. I can't seem to talk
to the device at all. This happens when the firmware believes it needs
to stay on PS/2 and gets completely deaf to I2C. I solved this by
calling psmouse_deactivate(), but this time, it looks like some other
function needs to be called.

I'll keep investigating and report back.


> Thanks,
> Dmitry
> Benjamin Tissoires (2):
> Input: psmouse - add support for SMBus companions
> Input: synaptics - add support for Intertouch devices
> Dmitry Torokhov (6):
> i2c: export i2c_client_type structure
> Input: serio - add fast reconnect option
> Input: psmouse - implement fast reconnect option
> Input: psmouse - store pointer to current protocol
> Input: psmouse - introduce notion of SMBus companions
> Input: synaptics - split device info into a separate structure
> drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c | 4 +-
> drivers/input/mouse/Kconfig | 16 +
> drivers/input/mouse/Makefile | 2 +
> drivers/input/mouse/psmouse-base.c | 213 ++++++---
> drivers/input/mouse/psmouse-smbus.c | 280 ++++++++++++
> drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.h | 106 +++--
> drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c | 832 +++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.h | 33 +-
> drivers/input/serio/serio.c | 22 +-
> include/linux/i2c.h | 1 +
> include/linux/serio.h | 1 +
> 11 files changed, 1100 insertions(+), 410 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 drivers/input/mouse/psmouse-smbus.c