[PATCH 1/1] iio:adc: XADC: Set offset explicitly to zero on voltage channels

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Sun Jun 14 08:45:19 PDT 2015

On 06/14/2015 05:15 AM, Gergely Imreh wrote:
> On 14 June 2015 at 02:30, Jonathan Cameron <jic23 at kernel.org> wrote:
>> On 11/06/15 09:22, Gergely Imreh wrote:
>>> The Xilinx XADC driver has both a temperature channel and 8 voltage
>>> channels. The voltage channels have no offset, but actually were still
>>> set the same offset as the temperature channel. This did not cause
>>> problems in /sys/bus/iio/ but can cause problems with other drivers
>>> using iio data. For example iio-hwmon did return wrong voltage values
>>> because of the offset.
>>> Change tested with the Parallella board.
>>> Signed-off-by: Gergely Imreh <imrehg at gmail.com>
>> Well spotted on the bug, but I think we are better off fixing this at the
>> true source of the problem which is in drivers/iio/inkern.c
>> iio_convert_raw_to_processed_unlocked which does a call to
>> iio_channel_read(chan, &offset, NULL, IIO_CHAN_INFO_OFFSET) then uses
>> the error return to check if the offset parameter is available. It should
>> be checking that before making this call with a call to iio_channel_has_info.
>> I don't suppose you could prepare a patch fixing that as you found the problem?
> I'll check it out, and send an updated patch! Thanks for the pointers
> to the core of the issue.

The issue was already fixed a while ago, see this patch:

Starting with that commit iio_channel_read() returns an error when the 
attribute is not available, which causes 
iio_convert_raw_to_processed_unlocked() to skip the offset if it is not 

- Lars

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