[PATCH] powerpc: Fix PowerMac sound i2c

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Jan 9 08:03:33 EST 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-08 at 11:37 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> writes:
> > My patch reworking the PowerMac i2c code break the sound drivers as they
> > used to rely on some broken behaviour of i2c-keywest that is gone now.
> I'm not sure, but from looking at the other i2c drivers I'd rather think
> that the old behaviour of i2c-keywest was correct.  There are only a few
> that implement both I2C_SMBUS_BLOCK_DATA and I2C_SMBUS_I2C_BLOCK_DATA, but
> none of them write the length byte together with the data.  The commands
> are ony different in behaviour when reading: with I2C_SMBUS_I2C_BLOCK_DATA
> a fixed sized block is read from the bus, whereas with
> I2C_SMBUS_BLOCK_DATA the size of the block is variable.  At least that's
> how i2c-nforce2, i2c-viapro and i2c-amd8111 implement the commands.

They are probably all wrong :) Look at the fallback implementation of
smbus using base i2c in i2c-core.c .. I also checked the smbus spec and
indeed, an smbus block transfer has the lenght on the wire.


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