Re: [PATCH v9 1/3] ARM: sunxi_defconfig: Add CONFIG_THERMAL_OF

From: Maxime Ripard
Date: Tue Dec 13 2016 - 10:43:56 EST

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 03:33:30PM +0100, Quentin Schulz wrote:
> This enables CONFIG_THERMAL_OF by default for sunxi_defconfig. It is
> required to get Allwinner SoCs' temperature from the GPADC driver.
> The Allwinner SoCs all have an ADC that can also act as a touchscreen
> controller and a thermal sensor. The first four channels can be used
> either for the ADC or the touchscreen and the fifth channel is used for
> the thermal sensor.
> The thermal sensor requires the IP to be in touchscreen mode to return
> correct values. Therefore, if the user is continuously reading the ADC
> channel(s), the thermal framework in which the thermal sensor is
> registered will switch the IP in touchscreen mode to get a temperature
> value and requires a delay of 100ms (because of the mode switching),
> then the ADC will switch back to ADC mode and requires also a delay of
> 100ms. If the ADC readings are critical to user and the SoC temperature
> is not, the GPADC driver is capable of not registering the thermal
> sensor in the thermal framework and thus, "quicken" the ADC readings. In
> most use cases, the SoC temperature is more critical (for cpu throttling
> for example or activating cooling devices) than ADC readings, thus it is
> now enabled by default.
> Signed-off-by: Quentin Schulz <quentin.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Applied, thanks!

Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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