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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/8 v7] drm/i915/intel_i2c: use WAIT cycle, not STOP
On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:37:46PM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 07:46:39PM +0800, Daniel Kurtz wrote:
> > The i915 is only able to generate a STOP cycle (i.e. finalize an i2c
> > transaction) during a DATA or WAIT phase. In other words, the
> > controller rejects a STOP requested as part of the first transaction in a
> > sequence.
> >
> > Thus, for the first transaction we must always use a WAIT cycle, detect
> > when the device has finished (and is in a WAIT phase), and then either
> > start the next transaction, or, if there are no more transactions,
> > generate a STOP cycle.
> >
> > Note: Theoretically, the last transaction of a multi-transaction sequence
> > could initiate a STOP cycle. However, this slight optimization is left
> > for another patch. We return -ETIMEDOUT if the hardware doesn't
> > deactivate after the STOP cycle.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Kurtz <>
> I've re-read gmbus register spec and STOP seems to be allowed even in the
> first cycle. Does this patch solve an issue for you? If not, I prefer we
> just drop it.

Actually I'd like to keep the -ETIMEDOUT return value, so maybe we should
keeep that hunk. I've picked up the previous 3 patches of this series, the
once after this one here conflict (without this patch here).
Daniel Vetter
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