Subject: Re: New i2c framework
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/31/2003 13:24:01
Jason Thorpe <> writes:

> Direct configuration requires being able to deterministically identify
> a device based on some unique cookie.  I2C does not have that.
> Chris's suggestion of a hybrid approach using a platform-specific
> table could be useful, but pure direct configuration like is possible
> on e.g. SBus or PCI is simply not possible on I2C.

However, the SMBus 2.0 protocol does, via a somewhat isapnp-like
mechanism. Is this implementation readily extensible or layerable to a
SMBus implementaion with direct configuration?

        - Nathan