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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] i2c: designeware: Add Baikal-T1 SoC DW I2C specifics support
First of all, I got only 3 out of 6 patches. Are you sure you properly prepared
the series?

On Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 04:19:49PM +0300, wrote:
> From: Serge Semin <>

Same comment as per DMA series, try next time to link the cover letter to the
series correctly.

> There are three DW I2C controllers embedded into the Baikal-T1 SoC. Two
> of them are normal with standard DW I2C IP-core configurations and registers
> accessible over normal MMIO space - so they are acceptable by the available
> DW I2C driver with no modification.

> But there is a third, which is a bit
> different. Its registers are indirectly accessed be means of "command/data
> in/data out" registers tuple. In order to have it also supported by the DW
> I2C driver, we must modify the code a bit. This is a main purpose of this
> patchset.
> First of all traditionally we replaced the legacy plain text-based dt-binding
> file with yaml-based one. Then we found and fixed a bug in the DW I2C FIFO size
> detection algorithm which tried to do it too early before dw_readl/dw_writel
> methods could be used.

So far so good (looks like, I think colleagues of mine and myself will review
individual patches later on).

> Finally we introduced a platform-specific flag
> ACCESS_INDIRECT, which would enable the indirect access to the DW I2C registers
> implemented for one of the Baikal-T1 SoC DW I2C controllers. See the commit
> message of the corresponding patch for details.

This is quite questionable. In Intel SoCs we have indirect I²C controllers to
access (inside PMIC, for example). The approach used to do that is usually to
have an IPC mechanism and specific bus controller driver. See i2c-cht-wc.c for

I'm not sure if it makes a lot of duplication and if actually switching I²C
DesignWare driver to regmap API will solve it. At least that is the second
approach I would consider.

But I'll wait others to comment on this. We have to settle the solution before
going further.

> This patchset is rebased and tested on the mainline Linux kernel 5.6-rc4:
> commit 98d54f81e36b ("Linux 5.6-rc4").

`git format-patch --base ...` should do the job.

> Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Malahov <>

Same comment as per UART patch. Who is the Alexey in relation to the work done?

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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