Re: [PATCH v3] iio: adc: Add support for TI ADC108S102 and ADC128S102

From: Jan Kiszka
Date: Fri May 05 2017 - 16:10:09 EST

On 2017-05-05 20:52, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On 05/05/17 11:39, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> On 2017-05-05 11:54, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 08:31 +0200, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> This is an upstream port of an IIO driver for the TI ADC108S102 and
>>>> ADC128S102. The former can be found on the Intel Galileo Gen2 and the
>>>> Siemens SIMATIC IOT2000. For those boards, ACPI-based enumeration is
>>>> included.
>>>> Due to the lack of regulators under ACPI, we need a special device
>>>> property to define the voltage provide to the VA pin of the ADC
>>>> ("va-millivolt"). For DT usage, the regulator "vref-supply" is
>>>> requested. Note that DT usage has not been tested.
>>> +1 to what Mika commented on this and just some additional information.
>>> Other than that looks pretty good.
>>>> Changes in v3:
>>>> - Reworked reference voltage handling, splitting up the different
>>>> ACPI
>>>> case from DT usage. This also means that the "va-millivolt"
>>>> (formerly and incorrectly called "ext-vin-microvolt") becomes
>>>> ACPI-only
>>> Just to be clean, there is *no* such thing as *XYZ-only* device
>>> properties. The idea behind them is to provide resource provider
>>> agnostic API to read properties.
>> Well, as along as ACPI does its own thing /wrt regulators, we have that
>> problem. But let's wait until someone designs an ACPI board with that
>> chip and a different reference voltage.
>>>> + if (st->reg)
>>>> + *val = regulator_get_voltage(st->reg)
>>>> / 1000;
>>>> + else
>>>> + *val = st->va_millivolt;
>>>> +
>>> Another way is to not just hard code the value, but create a fixed
>>> voltage regulator out of it. In this case you will have one way to get
>>> its value.
>> That's a good idea.
> Agreed. Make sure to cc Mark Brown though as I'll need an ack from him
> to have a fixed reg hiding in here.

After diving deeper, it not longer appears to be a good idea:

- pulls in a non-obvious requirement for CONFIG_REGULATOR on platforms
that otherwise do not need it

- requires complex life-cycle management so that the fixed regulator is
instantiated on the first device creation and removed with the last

We better go with the static value assignment.

I'll move that regulator_get_voltage into the probing function which
will simplify things further (va_millivolt will carry the value for both


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