[PATCH v2 2/5] mfd: ts4800-syscon: add driver for TS-4800 syscon
damien.riegel at savoirfairelinux.com
Mon Nov 2 10:13:34 PST 2015
On Mon, Nov 02, 2015 at 09:12:53AM +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
> [Cc'ing Arnd]
> On Fri, 30 Oct 2015, Damien Riegel wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 05:56:56PM +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > On Thu, 29 Oct 2015, Damien Riegel wrote:
> > >
> > > > Driver for TS-4800 syscon. These registers belong to a FPGA that is
> > > > memory mapped and are used for counters, enable various IPs in the FPGA,
> > > > control LEDs, control IOs, etc.
> > > >
> > > > Currently, only the watchdog is handled.
> > >
> > > Why do you require your own syscon driver?
> > >
> > > What's wrong with the generic one?
> > >
> > The generic one uses a regmap_config with reg_stride set to 4 and val_bits
> > to 32.
> > TS-4800 syscon registers are 16-bit wide and must be accessed with 16
> > bit read and writes:
> > http://wiki.embeddedarm.com/wiki/TS-4800#Syscon
> > I will address the other issues in the next version (split commit,
> > license issue, style, and superfluous remove).
> The Syscon driver was written to be generic so that each
> vendor/platform didn't require their own incarnation. How unique is
> the TS-4800?
> Perhaps it might be better to supply a generic 16 bit Syscon for
> devices akin to the TS-4800?
The TS-4800 syscon could use a generic 16-bit syscon. There is nothing
specific that requires a driver besides that.
We could add some optional properties to the generic syscon node to
configure reg_bits, val_bits, and reg_stride (and pad_bits ?). Would
that be a good solution ?
> Arnd, any opinion on this?
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