8xx i2c refers to unspecified chip errata

Mark D. Studebaker mds at paradyne.com
Mon Nov 18 07:51:23 EST 2002

Tom + Joakim,
we're doing a release soon over here at sensors/i2c,
do you want this checked in as-is, with mods, or not at all?

Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> > >
> > > Here is a patch against the PPC 2.4 devel tree for the i2c-algo-8xx.c
> >
> > Can you please split this into logical chunks, or give me a list of each
> > fix in here?  Thanks.
> ohh, kind of hard to remember all that went into that patch. The path
> has evoled over many days, but I can try summarize. I have tested this code
> pretty well it does not fail for me. Speed has been between 10-150KHz. The
> old code fails as soon you start to stress it a little.
>  - replace invalidate_dcache_range with flush_dcache_range, since buffers are
>    NOT cache aligned. flush will write to memory AND invalidate the cache.
>  - move the chip errata stuff from irq routine into read/write routines. Made
>    it default off since it causes lock ups on my I2C device. I think it causes
>    a too short STOP condition. If enabled I2C will behave better than before, but
>    may still cause problems if the read/write is interrupted with a signal while
>    microcode is enabled.
>  - set default speed to 60 KHz instead.
>  - missing/faulty initialization of parameter ram when I2C micro patch is active.
>  - replaced assingments with mask operations with relevant bits. Example:
>       /* Shut down IIC. */
>       i2c->i2c_i2mod = 0;
>         i2c->i2c_i2mod &= ~1;
>  - When reading from I2C device, let the receive BD generate interrupt instead of
>    the dummy trasmit. This is important since the TX interrupt will be too early sometimes, before
>    the RX BD has closed. There is one case where the RX irq is before the TX irq, if iic_mrblr is set
>    to match the number of bytes to read. Therefore must the iic_mrblr be one byte larger than
>    the expected number of bytes.
>  - busy wait for small transfers since it's faster.
>  - save_flags(flags); cli(); cleanups
>  - interruptible_sleep_on_timeout() instead of interruptible_sleep_on() so it won't hang forever if an
>    irq is lost.
>  Jocke

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