RE: [PATCH v6 1/1] mfd: da9063: Support SMBus and I2C mode

From: Adam Thomson
Date: Wed Mar 17 2021 - 05:31:07 EST

On 16 March 2021 16:23, Mark Jonas wrote:

> From: Hubert Streidl <hubert.streidl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> By default the PMIC DA9063 2-wire interface is SMBus compliant. This
> means the PMIC will automatically reset the interface when the clock
> signal ceases for more than the SMBus timeout of 35 ms.
> If the I2C driver / device is not capable of creating atomic I2C
> transactions, a context change can cause a ceasing of the clock signal.
> This can happen if for example a real-time thread is scheduled. Then
> the DA9063 in SMBus mode will reset the 2-wire interface. Subsequently
> a write message could end up in the wrong register. This could cause
> unpredictable system behavior.
> The DA9063 PMIC also supports an I2C compliant mode for the 2-wire
> interface. This mode does not reset the interface when the clock
> signal ceases. Thus the problem depicted above does not occur.
> This patch tests for the bus functionality "I2C_FUNC_I2C". It can
> reasonably be assumed that the bus cannot obey SMBus timings if
> this functionality is set. SMBus commands most probably are emulated
> in this case which is prone to the latency issue described above.
> This patch enables the I2C bus mode if I2C_FUNC_I2C is set or
> otherwise keeps the default SMBus mode.
> Signed-off-by: Hubert Streidl <hubert.streidl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Mark Jonas <mark.jonas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for your efforts on this Mark.