Re: iio: dht11 broken

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Mon Dec 01 2014 - 06:00:05 EST


Am 01.12.2014 um 11:49 schrieb Harald Geyer:
> Hi Richard!
> Richard Weinberger writes:
>> Staring with 3.12 gpiolib refuses to set an GPIO used as IRQ into output mode.
>> see commit d468bf9e (gpio: add API to be strict about GPIO IRQ usage)
>> The dht driver does this and is therefore not functional.
>> As the dht11 driver got merged in 3.13 there is a high chance that it
>> never worked.
> Well, I'm developing on mxs and there it works on 3.13 and 3.14 at least.
> (I have it in production using 3.14.18 ATM.)
>> Harald, are you aware of this issue?
> I got one report about this issue, but couldn't reproduce it yet and
> the reporter didn't agree to quoting his messages to kernel mailing lists,
> so this has been rather low priority on my todo list. Next plan is to
> see if I can reproduce the issue on sunxi (A10).

Not all gpio drivers use the new IRQ lock stuff.

> However anybody able to reproduce this and willing to test patches, would
> of course push this up on my todo list.
> Any input from gpiolib people about what the proper fix would be in
> their opinion, of course is appreciated. I don't think the dht11 driver
> is doing anything unreasonable per se, so maybe they can clarify how
> the API is intended to be used?

Your driver sets up a GPIO as IRQ and then you switch the mode to output
to enable the DHT sensor.
This is not an API issue, it is an design issue.
I'm not a hardware expert but AFAIK setting an IRQ pin into output mode can
lead to undefined behavior.

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