[PATCH v6 0/2] serial: 8250: Add support for rs485 half/full duplex on puma/ringneck-haikou

Farouk Bouabid farouk.bouabid at theobroma-systems.com
Thu Feb 8 07:39:54 PST 2024

On the boards that we are using (ringneck/puma-haikou) a hardware switch
can set the rs485 transceiver into half or full duplex mode.

In half-duplex mode the DE/RE signal of the rs485 transceiver is not
connected to an RTS signal whose control is already handled in the rs485
emulation (start/stop callbacks), but rather to a gpio. And since enabling
the receiver requires setting this gpio active we need to do that in em485
while receiving and disable it while sending to enable the driver mode.

In full-duplex mode RE is grounded and separated from DE. Meanwhile the
rx-enable gpio remains connected to the DE pin. In this case the
receiver-enable gpio should be disabled to enable driver mode in parallel
to the enabled receiver.

This patch-series adds support for controlling the driver/receiver mode
using rts-gpios.

Changes in v6:
- "rts-gpios" property is used instead of implementing "rs485-rx-enable-gpios"
- "rs485-rx-enable-inactive-when-rs485-disabled" property is no longer
  implemented, since rts-gpios is already controlled outside of the em485
- Link to v5: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20240126-dev-rx-enable-v5-0-5d934eda05ca@theobroma-systems.com

Changes in v5:
- set port->rs485_re_gpio in "serial: 8250: Support separate rs485 rx-enable GPIO"
- Link to v4: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20240126-dev-rx-enable-v4-0-45aaf4d96328@theobroma-systems.com

Changes in v4:
- define the state of rx-enable gpio when em485 is disabled
- add rs485 half/full duplex support to ringneck/puma-haikou
- use dev_err_probe instead of dev_err if error is -EPROBE_DEFER

Changes from the 2020 submission include:
- external gpio for optional receiver-enable handling
- Link to v3: https://lore.kernel.org/all/20200517215610.2131618-1-heiko@sntech.de/

Farouk Bouabid (2):
      arm64: dts: rockchip: rk3399-puma-haikou: add rs485 support on uart2
      arm64: dts: rockchip: px30-ringneck-haikou: add rs485 support on uart5

 arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/px30-ringneck-haikou.dts | 1 +
 arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3399-puma-haikou.dts   | 3 ++-
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
base-commit: 5ebe731c2a586b379103f736cd498bcca3cf1ea9
change-id: 20240125-dev-rx-enable-d8818dbf7c28

Best regards,
Farouk Bouabid <farouk.bouabid at theobroma-systems.com>

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