Re: [PATCH V2 2/2] pinctrl: tegra: Add driver to configure voltage and power of io pads

From: Laxman Dewangan
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 03:30:11 EST

On Tuesday 22 November 2016 02:07 AM, Jon Hunter wrote:
On 21/11/16 12:49, Laxman Dewangan wrote:
On Monday 21 November 2016 04:38 PM, Jon Hunter wrote:
I had a discussion with the ASIC on this and as per them
1.8 V nominal is (1.62V, 1.98V)
3.3 V nominal is (2.97V,3.63V)

I am working with them to update the TRM document but we can assume that
this information will be there in TRM.
My feeling is that if all use-cases today are using either 1.8V or 3.3V,
then may be we should not worry about this and only support either 1.8V
or 3.3V. I would be more in favour of supporting other voltages if there
is a real need.
Sometimes, the regulator will not return exact 1.8V or 3.3V due to the
PMIC rail resolution. On such cases, it returns nearest voltage to 1.8V
or 3.3V.
That's why the PMIC resolution is considered through IO pad voltage
Ok, gotcha. I can see that would be the case for when you call
regulator_get_voltage() (ie. in the probe), but what about the notifier?
I imagine that in the notifier, at least for the pre-change case, that
the voltage is the target and not the actual. So I am wondering if we
need to check for a range in the notifier?

I think I can use the fixed voltage 1.8V and 3.3V as the current PMIC does not have this issue.

If we come for some tolerance issue in future then we will review this part.
This way it will be simple for now to go ahead with simple implementation.
I am going to validate the IO rail voltage as 1800mV and 3300mV.

+ const struct pinctrl_pin_desc *pins_desc;
+ int num_pins_desc;
+struct tegra_io_pads_regulator_info {
+ struct device *dev;
+ const struct tegra_io_pads_cfg_info *pads_cfg;
+ struct regulator *regulator;
+ struct notifier_block regulator_nb;
Is this struct necessary? Seems to be a lot of duplicated information
from the other structs. Why not add the regulator and regulator_nb to
the main struct? OK, not all io_pads have a regulator but you are only
saving one pointer.
Yes, some of IO pads support multi-voltage.
Yes, but I am saying why not put this information in the main struct and
not bother having yet another struct where half of the information is
For regulator notifier callback, we will need the driver data. If I keep
this in the main structure then I will not able to get proper structure
until I make that as global.

The notifier registration is
ret = devm_regulator_register_notifier(regulator,

and from the pointer of rinfo->regulator_nb, I will get the rinfo as

rinfo = container_of(nb, struct tegra_io_pads_regulator_info,

if I use this in main structure then I will not be able to get the
driver data.
Ah yes, you have an array of regulators. Make sense. However, shame to
duplicate some of this data and also would be good to avoid allocating
so much memory in probe for these structs if only a few rails actually
have regulators ...

tiopi->rinfo = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(*tiopi->rinfo) *
soc_data->num_pads_cfg, GFP_KERNEL);

Then allocate inside loop when supply found.
This way we can optimise the size of allocation on cast of the multiple memory allocation.