Re: [PATCH v4 2/6] mfd: bd71837: Devicetree bindings for ROHM BD71837 PMIC
From: Matti Vaittinen
Date: Fri Jun 15 2018 - 09:20:50 EST
On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 02:12:18PM +0300, Matti Vaittinen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 10:16:37AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 2:34 AM, Matti Vaittinen
> > <mazziesaccount@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 10:46:14AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 6:32 AM, Matti Vaittinen
> > >> <mazziesaccount@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> > On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 12:32:16PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > >> >> On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 1:25 AM, Matti Vaittinen
> > >> >> <mazziesaccount@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> >> > On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 09:07:24AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > >> >> >> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 5:23 AM, Matti Vaittinen
> > >> >> >> <mazziesaccount@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> >> >> > On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:17:17AM +0300, Matti Vaittinen wrote:
> > >> >> >> >> On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:01:29PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > >> >> >> >> > On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 11:42:03AM +0300, Matti Vaittinen wrote:
> > So it looks like this is just regulators with a few other signals to handle.
> Yes. Regulators and the HW state machine which is currently mostly
> bypassed by drivers. And while we are at it - is there some standard
> device-tree properties for describing the voltages for different PMIC states
> (idle, run, standby) so that the driver could configure voltages the
> bucks should use when PMIC state is changed. Or do you think I should
> use custom ones like:
> bd71837,pmic-buck1-dvs-voltage = <900000>, <850000>, <800000>; /* VDD_SOC: Run-Idle-Suspend */
> bd71837,pmic-buck2-dvs-voltage = <1000000>, <900000>, <0>; /* VDD_ARM: Run-Idle */
> bd71837,pmic-buck3-dvs-voltage = <1000000>, <0>, <0>; /* VDD_GPU: Run */
> bd71837,pmic-buck4-dvs-voltage = <1000000>, <0>, <0>; /* VDD_VPU: Run */
> I think this is not the only PMIC with configurable voltages for
> different states so someone has probably already invented a way to
> provide this information - is the DT correct place to search for this?
I will leave this out for now. Guess this can be added later.
> > > So HW mapping for interrup(s) from PMIC would be:
> > >
> > > (HW) event => BD71837 domain IRQ
> > >
> > > PMIC_STBY_REQ line level change => 0
> > > PMIC_ON_REQ line level change => 1
> > I'm not really clear how these would have s/w handling. They look like
> > handshake signals for the processor to enter and exit standby/suspend.
> > H/w designers don't always know what to do with things and may have
> > just said lets have an interrupt for every input signal.
Well, I will only handle the power button irq as you suggested for now.
> > > PMIC_PWRON_B line level change => 3
> > > PMIC_PWRON_B line/long push detected => 4
> > > PMIC_PWRON_B line/short push detected => 5
> > So you need a power button driver (or maybe not even a separate
> > driver) for this, but I don't think that warrants a child node. I
> > think some PMIC drivers just generate a power key press (which just
> > gets punted to userspace), but some will do an actual power down. Or
> > maybe a combination of those based on short/long press.
I add power button driver (and input subsystem people) tp next patch
set. I think I will later also add power/reset driver because PMIC can
do reset for the system. Unfortunately the PMIC can't provide power-off.
But I leave this out from this series.
> > I think there's already some DT properties defined to control the
> > behavior as well.
> > > SWRESET register on PMIC written => 6
> > Probably this can be handled within the core driver. Seems like you'd
> > only use this if you have separate entities that write and read this.
> > If you don't know, then just ignore it for now.
I planned to use SWRESET for power/reset driver - but irq handling is
not needed there.
> > > Hence I liked the idea of hiding the irq register
> > > details in MFD driver by declaring it as interrupt controller - and
> > > leaving the interrupts to be used by what ever drivers need the change
> > > information is system the PMIC is used.
> > This can still be done but doesn't have to be in DT.
> I think this is my weak spot. I don't know how to do this easily without
I think I found the correct way - I'll send the patch v6 soon. I hope it
addresses this issue correctly.