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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/2] dt-bindings: i2c: Add support for ASPEED i2Cv2
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On 2/20/2023 7:32 PM, Ryan Chen wrote:
>>>>> +  timeout:
>>>>> +    type: boolean
>>>>> +    description: Enable i2c bus timeout for master/slave (35ms)
>>>>> +
>>>>> +  byte-mode:
>>>>> +    type: boolean
>>>>> +    description: Force i2c driver use byte mode transmit
>>>>> +
>>>>> +  buff-mode:
>>>>> +    type: boolean
>>>>> +    description: Force i2c driver use buffer mode transmit
>>>>
>>>> These three aren't really a property of the hardware, more of the
>>>> intended driver configuration. Do they really belong in the DT?
>>>>
>>> Sorry, I am confused.
>>> This is hardware controller mode setting for each i2c transfer.
>>> So I add it in property for change different i2c transfer mode.
>>> Is my mis-understand the property setting?
>>
>> It depends what this is configuration is for.
>>
>> Would you set the transfer mode based on the design of the board? Is there
>> something about the physical i2c bus wiring (or some other hardware design
>> choice) that would mean you use one setting over another?
>>
> No, it not depend on board design. It is only for register control for controller transfer behave.
> The controller support 3 different trigger mode for transfer.
> Byte mode: it means step by step to issue transfer.
> Example i2c read, each step will issue interrupt then driver need trigger for next step.
> Sr (start read) | D | D | D | P
> Buffer mode: it means, the data can prepare into buffer register, then Trigger transfer. So Sr D D D P, only have only 1 interrupt handling.
> The DMA mode most like with buffer mode, The differ is data prepare in DRAM, than trigger transfer.
>
>

Unless these settings like xfer mode are per i2c bus, it could be just a
module parameter? Not sure anything other than default mode would be
used if DMA mode works for all master/slave transactions.

Regards,
Dhananjay


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