Re: iio: dht11 Updates

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Wed Dec 03 2014 - 08:15:48 EST


Am 03.12.2014 um 13:18 schrieb Harald Geyer:
> Hi Richard,
> thanks for all the work you put into this!
> Richard Weinberger writes:
>> Please see my current patches for your driver.
>> As discussed in an earlier mail I'm testing with the DHT22 sensor only.
>> With the IRQ changes I see 84 edges.
> This still surprises me. With the IRQ changes I would expect the
> preamble to be 2 edges only. I must be missing something. Can you
> explain this to me?

I'll try to find out!

> I'll look into this as soon as I've time.
>> I have also a question on your driver. Why you increment
>> DHT11_DATA_BIT_LOW/timeres by one in the ambiguity check?
>> threshold = DHT11_DATA_BIT_HIGH / timeres;
>> if (DHT11_DATA_BIT_LOW/timeres + 1 >= threshold)
>> pr_err("dht11: WARNING: decoding ambiguous\n");
> This is to take ambiguity of when the bit started relativ to the
> clock ticks into account. For example with common 32kHz clocks:
> DHT11_DATA_BIT_LOW / timeres = 0
> DHT11_DATA_BIT_HIGH / timeres = 2
> but since the bit might not start at a clock tick the actual t of
> a low bit can be either 0 or 1 while the actual t of a high bit
> can be either 2 or 3.
> This case is fine.
> But if we had a 38kHz clock:
> DHT11_DATA_BIT_LOW / timeres = 1 t can be 1 or 2
> DHT11_DATA_BIT_HIGH / timeres = 2 t can be 2 or 3
> so we have an ambiguity. The ambiguity could be removed by a smarter
> decoder, that looks at the t of other bits, but I'm not going to do
> that unless somebody is promising to test it on affected hardware.
> Feel free to add some comment about this to the code.

Will do, thanks a lot for the explanation.

I was asking because I see the "dht11: WARNING: decoding ambiguous"
very often. (with and without my patches)

>> [PATCH 1/4] iio: dht11: Add locking
>> [PATCH 2/4] iio: dht11: IRQ fixes
>> [PATCH 3/4] iio: dht11: Logging updates
>> [PATCH 4/4] iio: dht11: Fix out-of-bounds read
> You can add my Acked-by or Reviewed-by to 1/4 and 4/4 if you want to.
> Maybe Jonathan wants the patches reordered so that fixes come first, but
> then 4/4 should not cause any problems in practice, so perhaps it doesn't
> matter.
> I really have to understand this preamble length thing on 2/4 and I will
> reply to 3/4 separately.

Thanks a lot!
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