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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm/i915: Fix single msg gmbus_xfers writes
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:22:00PM +0800, Daniel Kurtz wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2012 6:48 PM, "Daniel Vetter" <daniel@ffwll.ch> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 12:03:17PM -0800, Benson Leung wrote:
> > > gmbus_xfer with a single message (particularly a single message write) would
> > > set Bus Cycle Select to 100b, the Gen Stop cycle, instead of 101b,
> > > No Index, Stop cycle. This would not start single message i2c transactions.
> > >
> > > Also, gmbus_xfer done: will disable the interface without checking if
> > > it is idle. In the case of writes, there will be no wait on status or delay
> > > to ensure the write starts and completes before the interface is turned off.
> > >
> > > Fixed the former issue by using the same cycle selection as used in the
> > > I2C_M_RD for the write case.
> > > GMBUS_CYCLE_WAIT | (i + 1 == num ? GMBUS_CYCLE_STOP : 0)
> > > Fixed the latter by waiting on GMBUS_ACTIVE to deassert before disable.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Benson Leung <bleung@chromium.org>
>
> Reviewed-by: Daniel Kurtz <djkurtz@chromium.org>
>
> >
> > Can you clarify the commit message a bit and say that the first hunk is
> > just for optics and the issue is only with the write path (because the
> > read path is correct already). Silly me is just to easily confused ;-)
> >
> > Btw, I've reworked the gmbus -> gpio bit-banging fallback code a bit and
> > if that passes review and all I'll reenable gmbus by default again. See
> >
> > http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~danvet/drm/log/?h=gmbus
>
> If the write case is fixed by Benson's patch, is there any known use
> case that still requires i2c bit banging on these pins? It would be a
> nice cleanup to remove it completely.

Let's first see how much things blow up when re-enabling gmbus again ;-)

> Also, I can think of at least two further potential performance
> improvements that I was wondering if anybody has yet pursued:
> (1) Enabling the i915's gmbus interrupt. This would eliminate the
> need for the (relatively slow) wait_for polling loop.
> (2) Taking advantage of the i915's "INDEX" cycles to combine writing
> a (1 or 2 byte) address & reading back an array of bytes into a single
> transaction.

Afaik no one looked into this, but patches are highly welcome.

Cheers, Daniel
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Daniel Vetter
Mail: daniel@ffwll.ch
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