I need to use kernel drivers for some I2C peripherals, so I need kernel I2C support. As already discussed in a previous question, the current 3.1.9 kernel doesn't provide support for the SoC's I2C hardware. I was hoping that the new Debian image would include a 3.2 kernel (so that I can use Chris Boot's driver directly), but 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.zip has still the old version. I don't want to backport the driver myself, I just don't have the time.
- Are my above assumptions right, and there is still no I2C support in the "main" kernel?
- Are there any plans to move to 3.2 or newer for the official images?
- What is the best way to get I2C support inside the kernel?
edit 1: I need to use a distro compiled with