[PATCH] board: gw_ventana: gsc: fix GSC read/write functions

Tim Harvey tharvey at gateworks.com
Thu Mar 24 17:04:37 CET 2022

On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 8:59 AM Fabio Estevam <festevam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 12:32 PM Tim Harvey <tharvey at gateworks.com> wrote:
> >
> > commit 7c84319af9c7 ("dm: gpio: Correct use of -ENODEV in drivers")
> > changed the return code for an I2C NAK from -ENODEV to -EREMOTEIO.
> I think we should be consistent with Linux and return -ENXIO for the NACK case:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/i2c/fault-codes.rst?h=v5.17#n88
> Returned by I2C adapters to indicate that the address phase
> of a transfer didn't get an ACK.  While it might just mean
> an I2C device was temporarily not responding, usually it
> means there's nothing listening at that address."


I share your sentiment however if I go and change this in
drivers/i2c/mxc_i2c.c (or others) how do I know I don't cause the same
breakage that Simon's patch did? I can't easily tell if anyone is
depending on EREMOTEIO (or ENODEV as it was) to mean NAK.

For reference there are about 48  i2c drivers in drivers/i2c and only
3 currently return -ENXIO

Honestly I would love to just implement retries on NAK in mxc_i2c.c
but that approach was not accepted in the Linux driver when I
attempted to do it there.

Best Regards,


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