[PATCH v3 2/3] Documentation/i2c: sync docs with current state of i2c-tools
- Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:42:56 -0700
- From: Sam Hansen <hansens@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [PATCH v3 2/3] Documentation/i2c: sync docs with current state of i2c-tools
Currently, Documentation/i2c/dev-interface describes the use of
i2c_smbus_* helper routines as static inlined functions provided by
linux/i2c-dev.h. Work has been done to refactor the linux/i2c-dev.h file
in the i2c-tools project out into its own library. As a result, these
docs have become stale.
This patch corrects the discrepancy and directs the reader to the
i2c-tools project for more information.
Signed-off-by: Sam Hansen <hansens@xxxxxxxxxx>
No changes from v2.
Documentation/i2c/dev-interface | 16 +++++-----------
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/i2c/dev-interface b/Documentation/i2c/dev-interface
index c8737d502791..f92ee1f59914 100644
@@ -23,11 +23,6 @@ First, you need to include these two headers:
-(Please note that there are two files named "i2c-dev.h" out there. One is
-distributed with the Linux kernel and the other one is included in the
-source tree of i2c-tools. They used to be different in content but since 2012
-they're identical. You should use "linux/i2c-dev.h").
Now, you have to decide which adapter you want to access. You should
inspect /sys/class/i2c-dev/ or run "i2cdetect -l" to decide this.
Adapter numbers are assigned somewhat dynamically, so you can not
@@ -140,8 +135,8 @@ ioctl(file, I2C_RDWR, struct i2c_rdwr_ioctl_data *msgset)
set in each message, overriding the values set with the above ioctl's.
ioctl(file, I2C_SMBUS, struct i2c_smbus_ioctl_data *args)
- Not meant to be called directly; instead, use the access functions
+ If possible, use the provided i2c_smbus_* methods described below instead
+ of issuing direct ioctls.
You can do plain i2c transactions by using read(2) and write(2) calls.
You do not need to pass the address byte; instead, set it through
@@ -166,10 +161,9 @@ what happened. The 'write' transactions return 0 on success; the
returns the number of values read. The block buffers need not be longer
than 32 bytes.
-The above functions are all inline functions, that resolve to calls to
-the i2c_smbus_access function, that on its turn calls a specific ioctl
-with the data in a specific format. Read the source code if you
-want to know what happens behind the screens.
+The above functions are made available by linking against the libi2c library,
+which is provided by the i2c-tools project. See: