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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/2] char: tpm: add new driver for tpm i2c ptp
On 18.07.2019 14:51, wrote:
> Hi Jarkko and Alexander,
> We have made an additional code review on the TPM TIS core driver, it looks quite good and we can connect our new I2C driver to this layer.

Great :) In the meantime, I've done some experiments creating an I2C
driver based on tpm_tis_core, see Please have a look at that
and provide your feedback (and/or use it as a basis for further

> However, there are several differences between the SPI interface and the I2C interface that will require changes to the TIS core.
> At a minimum we thought of:
> 1. Handling TPM Localities in I2C is different

It turned out not to be that different in the end, see the code
mentioned above and my comment here:

> 2. Handling I2C CRC - relevant only to I2C bus hence not supported today by TIS core

That is completely optional, so there is no need to implement it in the
beginning. Also, do you expect a huge benefit from that functionality?
Are bit flips that much more likely on I2C compared to SPI, which has no
CRC at all, but still works fine?

> 3. Handling Chip specific issues, since I2C implementation might be slightly different across the various TPM vendors

Right, that seems similar to the cr50 issues
(, so there should probably be a
similar way to do it.

> 4. Modify tpm_tis_send_data and tpm_tis_recv_data to work according the TCG Device Driver Guide (optimization on TPM_STS access and send/recv retry)

Optimizations are always welcome, but I'd expect basic communication to
work already with the current code (though maybe not as efficiently as

> Besides this, during development we might encounter additional differences between SPI and I2C.
> We currently target to allocate an eng. to work on this on the second half of August with a goal to have the driver ready for the next kernel merge window.
> Regards,
> Eyal.

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