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 <hans...@google.com> --- 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 --- a/Documentation/i2c/dev-interface +++ b/Documentation/i2c/dev-interface @@ -23,11 +23,6 @@ First, you need to include these two headers: #include <linux/i2c-dev.h> #include <i2c/smbus.h> -(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 - below. + 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: +https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/i2c-tools/i2c-tools.git/. Implementation details -- 220.127.116.114.g0c8726318c-goog -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-doc" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html