Re: [PATCH v2 3/4] dt-bindings: mfd: Add Delta TN48M CPLD drivers bindings
From: Lee Jones
Date: Wed May 26 2021 - 03:53:06 EST
On Tue, 25 May 2021, Robert Marko wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:46 AM Lee Jones <lee.jones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 24 May 2021, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 02:05:38PM +0200, Robert Marko wrote:
> > > > Add binding documents for the Delta TN48M CPLD drivers.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Robert Marko <robert.marko@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > ---
> > > > Changes in v2:
> > > > * Implement MFD as a simple I2C MFD
> > > > * Add GPIO bindings as separate
> > >
> > > I don't understand why this changed. This doesn't look like an MFD to
> > > me. Make your binding complete if there are missing functions.
> > > Otherwise, stick with what I already ok'ed.
> > Right. What else, besides GPIO, does this do?
> It currently does not do anything else as hwmon driver was essentially
> NACK-ed for not exposing standard attributes.
Once this provides more than GPIO capabilities i.e. becomes a proper
Multi-Function Device, then it can use the MFD framework. Until then,
it's a GPIO device I'm afraid.
Are you going to re-author the HWMON driver to conform?
> The CPLD itself has PSU status-related information, bootstrap related
> various resets for the CPU-s, OOB ethernet PHY, information on the exact board
> model it's running etc.
> PSU and model-related info stuff is gonna be exposed via a misc driver
> in debugfs as
> we have user-space SW depending on that.
> I thought we agreed on that as v1 MFD driver was exposing those directly and
> not doing anything else.
Yes, we agreed that creating an MFD driver just to expose chip
attributes was not an acceptable solution.
> So I moved to use the simple I2C MFD driver, this is all modeled on the sl28cpld
> which currently uses the same driver and then GPIO regmap as I do.
> Other stuff like the resets is probably gonna get exposed later when
> it's required
> to control it directly.
In order for this driver to tick the MFD box, it's going to need more
than one function.
> > > > .../bindings/gpio/delta,tn48m-gpio.yaml | 42 ++++++++++
> > > > .../bindings/mfd/delta,tn48m-cpld.yaml | 81 +++++++++++++++++++
> > > > 2 files changed, 123 insertions(+)
> > > > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/delta,tn48m-gpio.yaml
> > > > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mfd/delta,tn48m-cpld.yaml
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