Re: [PATCH v3 1/4] thermal: rockchip: add driver for thermal

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Aug 28 2014 - 12:17:34 EST

On Thursday 28 August 2014 18:11:43 Heiko Stübner wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 28. August 2014, 10:37:35 schrieb Eduardo Valentin:
> > > On the driver side, I believe the correct way to deal with this setup
> > > is to split your driver into a generic drivers/iio/adc/rockchips-tsadc.c
> > > file, and a smaller thermal driver that uses the iio in-kernel interfaces,
> > > ideally one that is independent of the underlying hardware and can
> > > work on any ADC implementation.
> >
> > Agreed. If you can write such interface and make your driver to work in
> > such way, that would be great.
> But I currently don't see how you would model the temperature handling parts
> from a generic thermal driver to a generic adc driver for the rk3288-tsadc.
> I guess the general temperature irq handling would use iio-triggers? But how
> does the target temperature get into the TSADC_COMP1_INT register.
> Also when getting the temperature, Caesar's driver compares it to its trip
> points and sets the next trip point depending on the current temperature
> (passive <-> critical) in rockchip_get_temp.
> Maybe there is some completely easy way for this, but currently I don't see
> it.

Eduardo earlier today replied to an email about a generic driver for
thermal, which was posted in February but hasn't been merged.

There may be a newer version of this patch, which I haven't found.

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