Re: [PATCH 0/2] serial: 8250_dw: add fractional divisor support
From: Jisheng Zhang
Date: Mon Jul 02 2018 - 22:50:19 EST
On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:22:57 +0800 Jisheng Zhang wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2018 14:51:03 +0300 Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Mon, 2018-07-02 at 13:18 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2018-07-02 at 18:04 +0800, Jisheng Zhang wrote:
> > > > For Synopsys DesignWare 8250 uart which version >= 4.00a, there's a
> > > > valid divisor latch fraction register. The fractional divisor width
> > > > is
> > > > 4bits ~ 6bits.
> > > >
> > >
> > > There are several serial IPs that have fractional divider built-in.
> > > None
> > > is using any specific hooks. Why do you need in your case, esp. taking
> > > into consideration that we have a custom ->set_termios() callback?
> > Okay, I see that in 8250 we have hooks embedded into 8250_port.c which
> > is not the best solution.
> > For example it prevents better splitting Exar code.
> > So, we would need these hooks, but better to integrate them in the same
> > way like it's done for the rest of 8250 ones, i.e.
> > - rename existing to have a "do" word
> > - create new functions which would be a replacement that choose between
> > "do" variant and custom one
> > - not sure if we need to export "do" variants (at least for now)
> So you mean add the support as following:
> 1.rename current serial8250_set_divisor as serial8250_do_set_divisor
> 2.add a new serial8250_set_divisor which will be as simple as
> static void serial8250_set_divisor(struct uart_port *port, ...)
> struct uart_8250_port *up = up_to_u8250p(port);
> if (up->set_divisor)
> could you please confirm?
> Another issue is I'm not sure which struct to add the hook,
> struct uart_port or struct uart_8250_port? Currently, it seems that only
> uart_8250_port needs this hook, sure, adding the hook to struct uart_port
> is fine either. Could you please kindly give some suggestions?
patching struct uart_port seems a bit overhead. After reading the code
again, I propose another solution, similar as what dl_write() is used in
1.introduce the hook to struct uart_8250_port as my previous patches do,
2.rename current serial8250_set_divisor() as default_serial_get_divisor()
then introduce a new serial8250_set_divisor() as:
static inline void serial8250_set_divisor(struct uart_8250_port *up,....)
and point up->set-divisor to default_serial_get_divisor
what do you think about this solution?