[PATCH v9 5/5] i2c: aspeed: added slave support for Aspeed I2C driver

Brendan Higgins brendanhiggins at google.com
Sat Jun 3 04:37:23 AEST 2017

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 5:04 AM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 01:46 -0700, Brendan Higgins wrote:
>> Added slave support for Aspeed I2C controller. Supports fourteen busses
>> present in AST24XX and AST25XX BMC SoCs by Aspeed.
> (Not an issue for merging)
> Have you looked at a "mode" by which you implement just enough of the
> slave support to decode smbus notifications ?
> This looks like it could be useful when using pmbus devices, as some of
> them use smbus notifications fairly often.
> Today only one driver calls i2c_handle_smbus_host_notify() (the Intel
> one of course).

Although I have not thought about the exact thing you are mentioning, I
want to implement a number of other features for the slave. The thing I am
most interested in is adding support for smbus alert from the slave side.
Nevertheless, I wanted to actually get the driver in before I start trying to do
interesting things. As it is, the slave code satisfies our current purposes and
I do not know of anyone else who wants this feature at this time.


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