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SubjectRe: [RFC,v2 2/6] i2c: add I2C Address Translator (ATR) support
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Hi Luca, Jacopo, Wolfram, Peter,

On 09/01/2019 05:31 PM, jacopo mondi wrote:
> Hi Luca,
> thanks for keep pushing this series! I hope we can use part of this
> for the (long time) on-going GMSL work...
>
> I hope you will be patient enough to provide (another :) overview
> of this work during the BoF Wolfram has organized at LPC for the next
> week.
>
> In the meantime I would have some comments after having a read at the
> series and trying to apply its concept to GMSL
>

I won't attend the LPC, however I would appreciate if you book some
time to review my original / alternative implementation of the TI
DS90Ux9xx I2C bridge device driver.

For your convenience the links to the driver are given below:
* dt bindings: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20181012060314.GU4939@dell/T/#mead5ea226550b
* driver code: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20181012060314.GU4939@dell/T/#m2fe3664c5f884
* usage example: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20181012060314.GU4939@dell/T/#m56c146f5decdc

The reasons why my driver is better/more flexible/more functional are
discussed earlier, please let me know, if you expect anything else
from me to add, also I would be happy to get a summary of your offline
discussion.

The undeniable fact is that the device tree bindings in my I2C bridge
implementation can be improved further, thanks to Luca for the comments.

> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:37:19PM +0200, Luca Ceresoli wrote:
>> An ATR is a device that looks similar to an i2c-mux: it has an I2C
>> slave "upstream" port and N master "downstream" ports, and forwards
>> transactions from upstream to the appropriate downstream port. But is
>> is different in that the forwarded transaction has a different slave
>> address. The address used on the upstream bus is called the "alias"
>> and is (potentially) different from the physical slave address of the
>> downstream chip.
>>
>> Add a helper file (just like i2c-mux.c for a mux or switch) to allow
>> implementing ATR features in a device driver. The helper takes care or
>> adapter creation/destruction and translates addresses at each transaction.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net>
>>

--
Best wishes,
Vladimir

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