[PATCH 2/2] pwm: Add PWM polarity flag macros for DT

Laurent Pinchart laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Fri Jul 12 07:01:01 EDT 2013


On Thursday 11 July 2013 14:06:44 Stephen Warren wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 01:32 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:50:48AM -0600, Stephen Warren wrote:
> >> On 07/11/2013 09:36 AM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 04:37:48PM +0200, Laurent Pinchart
> >>> wrote: [...]
> >>> 
> >>>> diff --git
> >>>> a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pwm/atmel-tcb-pwm.txt
> >>>> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pwm/atmel-tcb-pwm.txt
> >>>> index de0eaed..be09be4 100644 ---
> >>>> a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pwm/atmel-tcb-pwm.txt
> >>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pwm/atmel-tcb-pwm.txt
> >>>> @@ -4,9 +4,9 @@ Required properties: - compatible: should be
> >>>> "atmel,tcb-pwm" - #pwm-cells: Should be 3.  The first cell
> >>>> specifies the per-chip index of the PWM to use, the second
> >>>> cell is the period in nanoseconds and -  bit 0 in the third
> >>>> cell is used to encode the polarity of PWM output. -  Set bit
> >>>> 0 of the third cell in PWM specifier to 1 for inverse
> >>>> polarity & -  set to 0 for normal polarity. +  the third cell
> >>>> is used to encode the polarity of PWM output. Set the +
> >>>> PWM_POLARITY_NORMAL flag for normal polarity or the
> >>>> PWM_POLARITY_INVERSED +  flag for inverted polarity. PWM
> >>>> flags are defined in <dt-bindings/pwm/pwm.h>. - tc-block: The
> >>>> Timer Counter block to use as a PWM chip.
> >>> 
> >>>> Example:
> >>> I'd prefer for the original text to stay in place and the reference to
> >>> the dt-bindings/pwm/pwm.h file to go below that block.
> >> 
> >> I disagree here. The whole point of creating header files for the
> >> constants in binding definitions was so that you wouldn't have to
> >> duplicate all the values into the binding definitions. Rather, you'd
> >> simply say "see <dt-bindings/xxx.h>".
> > 
> > But that's not something that this patch solves.
> Well, if the comments I made on the patch re: that <linux/pwm.h> should
> simply #include <dt-bindings/pwm/pwm.h> instead of duplicating the
> constants, then yet this patch will solve that. There will be a single place
> where the constants are defined.

As explained in another reply, this would require replacing the enum with an 
unsigned int. I can write a patch if we agree on this.

> > And it could be solved even in the absence of the header file defining the
> > symbolic constants. If all the standard flags that dt-bindings/pwm/pwm.txt
> > now specifies were to be listed in pwm.txt (they actually are) then
> > referring to that document as the canonical source works equally well.
> If that's all the happens, then there will still be duplication
> between pwm.txt and <linux/pwm.h>.

I've explicitly mentioned the flags in individual DT bindings to ease adding 
new flags in the future. At the moment the defined flags are either all 
supported or not used at all by drivers. If we later add a new flag supported 
by a subset of drivers only the driver bindings should list supported flags 
for each driver.

I'm fine with removing the explicit mentions of individual flags right now and 
adding it back when needed if you think that's better.

> > If we can take both of the above for granted, then sure, let's refer to
> > the header from within the generic pwm.txt file and add a reference to
> > that in bindings for drivers that use the standard flags.
> > 
> >>> Another issue might be that people without access to recent versions of
> >>> DTC won't be able to use the new #include feature, so keeping the
> >>> documentation backwards compatible seems like a good idea.
> >> 
> >> The dtc source tree is duplicated into the kernel source tree, so that
> >> isn't an issue for now.
> >> 
> >> Besides, the dtc version is an entirely unrelated issue to how the
> >> documentation is written.
> > 
> > Well, not really. If the documentation specifies the binding in a way that
> > the DTC can't handle that's still a problem. People will end up with a DTS
> > that their DTC can't compile. I guess that can be resolved by adding a
> > note to the upstream device tree repository about the minimum required
> > version of DTC.
> Yes, the separate repository would obviously require a version of dtc that's
> able to compile the files there; i.e. a version equivalent to what's already
> in the kernel tree (upstream 1.4.0 specifically).
> Again, right now, all of the binding docs, the *.dts files, and the dtc
> required to use them are part of the kernel; a single package, so there's no
> scope for issues re: using dtc features that aren't supported. If those
> components get separated later, obviously there will be a requirement to
> install a specific version of dtc to use with the separated *.dts and
> binding files.


Laurent Pinchart

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