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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/5] i2c:ocores: stop transfer on timeout
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On Monday, February 11, 2019 11:44:46 AM CET Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2019-02-11 09:31, Federico Vaga wrote:
>
> > Detecting a timeout is ok, but we also need to assert a STOP command on
> > the bus in order to prevent it from generating interrupts when there are
> > no on going transfers.
> >
> > Example: very long transmission.
> >
> > 1. ocores_xfer: START a transfer
> > 2. ocores_isr : handle byte by byte the transfer
> > 3. ocores_xfer: goes in timeout [[bugfix here]]
> > 4. ocores_xfer: return to I2C subsystem and to the I2C driver
> > 5. I2C driver : it may clean up the i2c_msg memory
> > 6. ocores_isr : receives another interrupt (pending bytes to be
> >
> > transferred) but the i2c_msg memory is invalid now
> >
> >
> > So, since the transfer was too long, we have to detect the timeout and
> > STOP the transfer.
> >
> > Another point is that we have a critical region here. When handling the
> > timeout condition we may have a running IRQ handler. For this reason I
> > introduce a spinlock.
> >
> > In order to make easier to understan locking I have:
> > - added a new function to handle timeout
> > - modified the current ocores_process() function in order to be protected
> >
> > by the new spinlock
> >
> > Like this it is obvious at first sight that this locking serializes
> > the execution of ocores_process() and ocores_process_timeout()
> >
>
>
> *snip*
>
>
> > @@ -184,14 +197,14 @@ static void ocores_process(struct ocores_i2c *i2c)
> >
> >
> >
> > oc_setreg(i2c, OCI2C_DATA, addr);
> > oc_setreg(i2c, OCI2C_CMD, OCI2C_CMD_START);
>
>
> Didn't checkpatch complain about the double space? Fixing it fits in
> patch 5...

Apparently not, I will add the fix the checkpatch PATCH

> Cheers,
> Peter




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