Re: [PATCH 1/3] ARM: dts: omap5-board-common: enable rtc and charging of backup battery

From: Nishanth Menon
Date: Wed Jan 13 2016 - 13:32:00 EST

On 01/13/2016 12:08 PM, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:

>> OK. So are we sure the TWL driver will never have to toggle this pin?
> After studying the Palmas TRM it appears that this pin just should be "high"
> to be able to write to RTC and some scratchpad register. If the Palmas OTP
> is programmed to use gpio7 as msecure input.

Thanks for digging it up. we dont use the scratchpad, but in some cases
where SoC cold reset is involved, those registers may store additional

> Since the scratchpad is not used we can permanently enable msecure. Which
> means that we must somehow get the driving output to be "1".
> This can be either done by
> * a gpio with pull-up - switched to input mode as I proposed, or

I think you intended to suggest to do a mux to gpio with just pinmux
pull? The internal pull on padconf is very weak - for typical needs like
these, it is rather suggested to stick with real GPIO drive to prevent
conditions like noise interference(for example).

Nishanth Menon