[PATCH v2 3/4] bluetooth: hci_uart: add LL protocol serdev driver support
dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Apr 7 13:09:18 PDT 2017
On Fri, 2017-04-07 at 13:48 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com>
> > On Fri, 2017-04-07 at 09:35 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > Turns out that the LL protocol and the TI-ST are the same thing
> > > AFAICT.
> > > The TI-ST adds firmware loading, GPIO control, and shared access
> > > for
> > > NFC, FM radio, etc. For now, we're only implementing what is
> > > needed
> > > for
> > > BT. This mirrors other drivers like BCM and Intel, but uses the
> > > new
> > > serdev bus.
> > >
> > > The firmware loading is greatly simplified by using existing
> > > infrastructure to send commands. It may be a bit slower than the
> > > original code using synchronous functions, but the real
> > > bottleneck is
> > > likely doing firmware load at 115.2kbps.
> > Is there no way to put the TI-specific stuff into a TI UART module
> > rather than building it into the generic one?
> In case it's not clear, all of HCI_LL is the TI specific part, not
> just what I'm adding. So you are talking about putting each UART BT
> protocol into a separate module. I'd assume that is doable, but seems
> orthogonal to this patch set. I'd also assume there was some reason
> that was not done already.
Ok, thanks for the explanation. Wasn't clear at all from the file
paths in the source tree; it looked generic.
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