Re: [PATCH v5 0/7] platform/chrome: Add user-space dev inferface support

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 04:27:28 EST

Hello Simon,

On 02/18/2015 03:26 AM, Simon Glass wrote:
> On 16 February 2015 at 01:19, Javier Martinez Canillas
> <javier.martinez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello Olof,
>> On 02/02/2015 12:26 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> The mainline ChromeOS Embedded Controller (EC) driver is still missing some
>>> features that are present in the downstream ChromiumOS tree. These are:
>>> - Low Pin Count (LPC) interface
>>> - User-space device interface
>>> - Access to vboot context stored on a block device
>>> - Access to vboot context stored on EC's nvram
>>> - Power Delivery Device
>>> - Support for multiple EC in a system
>>> This is a fifth version of a series that adds support for the first two of
>>> the missing features: the EC LPC and EC character device interfaces that
>>> are used by user-space to access the ChromeOS EC. The support patches were
>>> taken from the downstream ChromiumOS 3.14 tree with the fixes and cleanups
>>> squashed to have a minimal patch-set.
>> Any comments on this series? The last version was posted a couple of weeks
>> ago but the series have been in the list for months. Lee has already acked
>> the mfd changes so you can merge all through your chrome-platform tree if
>> you want.
>> It wold be great if this series get in to have the EC user-space interface
>> supported and to minimize the delta with the Chromemium OS kernel since it
>> still has other features that needs to be upstreamed like multiple EC in a
>> system and access to vboot context stored in block device or EC's nvram.
> Are you sure Olof is the right maintainer for this going to mainline?

The downstream ChromiumOS kernel has this stuff in drivers/mfd but Lee was
patient enough to explain to me why it does not fit there. So I think the
best place is drivers/platform/chrome/ which is maintained by Olof.

> I do feel for you trying to get all this in and have seen your many
> attempts. It has been in U-Boot for 18 months...I hope you get there
> in the end.

Thanks a lot for your empathy. I do hope to get there too since there are
still more features to match what is in the downstream tree but needs to
be based on this series.

> Regards,
> Simon

Best regards,
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