Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] iio: (bma400) add driver for the BMA400
From: Dan Robertson
Date: Sat Oct 12 2019 - 12:55:14 EST
On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 05:33:44PM +0100, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:35:56 +0000
> Dan Robertson <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:40:33AM +0100, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> > >
> > > Silly question. Why is soft_reset preferred to sleep mode?
> > Not a silly question. I actually debated this when initially implementing the
> > driver. The datasheet describes soft-reset behavior in section 4.9, the
> > following snippet from the datasheet is particularly relevant:
> > > The softreset performs a fundamental reset to the device which is largely
> > > equivalent to a power cycle. Following a delay, all user configuration
> > > settings are overwritten with their default state...
> > Sleep mode is the default power-mode, so the only real difference would be that
> > the oversampling ratio, sampling frequency, and scale would all be reset to
> > their defaults with a soft-reset. If we just set the power-mode to sleep mode,
> > the user configuration registers would be preserved.
> > I can add a comment about the behavior of a softreset in bma400_remove.
> I'd just not do it. That way there is only the putting it to sleep path.
> We normally assume that we don't know the state during startup and aren't
> as careful on remove to make sure things are in a default state.
> That way you only need a single path in the remove function. If sleep mode
> fails you are probably broken anyway.
Sounds good. That does make remove much easier if the device is not ready for a
command. I'll remove this in the next patchset version.
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