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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/5] i3c: Add core I3C infrastructure
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:14 PM, Boris Brezillon
<boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:22:21 +0200 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 3:58 PM, Boris Brezillon
>> <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:34:14 +0200
>> > Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> >> On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:11:44 +0200
>> >> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Boris Brezillon
>> >> > <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> > I just realized I forgot to add a "depends on I2C" in the I3C Kconfig
>> > entry. Indeed, I'm unconditionally calling functions provided by the
>> > I2C framework which have no dummy wrapper when I2C support is disabled.
>> > I could of course conditionally compile some portion of the I3C
>> > framework so that it still builds when I2C is disabled but I'm not sure
>> > it's worth the trouble.
>> >
>> > This "depends on I2C" should also solve the I2C+I3C driver issue, since
>> > I2C is necessarily enabled when I3C is.
>> >
>> > Am I missing something?
>>
>> That should solve another part of the problem, as a combined driver then
>> just needs 'depends on I3C'.
>>
>> On top of that, the i3c_driver structure could also contain callback
>> pointers for the i2c subsystem, e.g. i2c_probe(), i2c_remove() etc.
>> When the i2c_probe() callback exists, the i3c layer could construct
>> a 'struct i2c_driver' with those callbacks and register that under the
>> cover. This would mean that combined drivers no longer need to
>> register two driver objects.
>
> That should work. Actually, i2c_driver contains a few more hooks, like
> ->alert(), ->command() and ->detect(). Of course we could assume that
> I3C/I2C drivers do not need them,

I was thinking we can add them as they are needed.

> but I'm wondering if it's not easier
> to just add an i2c_driver pointer inside the i3c_driver struct and let
> the driver populate it if it needs to supports both protocols.
>
> Something like:
>
> struct i3c_driver {
> ...
> struct i2c_driver *i2c_compat;
> ...
> };
>
>
> and then in I3C/I2C drivers:
>
> static struct i2c_driver my_i2c_driver = {
> ...
> };
>
> static struct i3c_driver my_i3c_driver = {
> ...
> .i2c_compat = &my_i2c_driver,
> ...
> };
> module_i3c_driver(my_i3c_driver);
>
>
>
> Of course, you'll have a few fields of ->i2c_compat that would be
> filled by the core (like the driver name which can be extracted from
> my_i3c_driver->driver.name).

Right, that would work too, but it's almost the same as the version
you proposed earlier that would use

module_i2c_i3c_driver(my_i2c_driver, my_i3c_driver);

It's probably a little cleaner this way in the subsystem implementation
compared to my suggestion of adding the i2c callback pointers in
struct i3c_driver, while that would make the drivers look a little nicer
(and save a few lines per driver).

Arnd

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