Re: [PATCH RFC 4/6] net: rfkill: gpio: add device tree support

From: Chen-Yu Tsai
Date: Fri Jan 17 2014 - 12:44:00 EST

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:47 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday 17 January 2014, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rfkill/rfkill-gpio.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rfkill/rfkill-gpio.txt
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..8a07ea4
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rfkill/rfkill-gpio.txt
>> @@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
>> +GPIO controlled RFKILL devices
>> +
>> +Required properties:
>> +- compatible : Must be "rfkill-gpio".
>> +- rfkill-name : Name of RFKILL device
>> +- rfkill-type : Type of RFKILL device: 1 for WiFi, 2 for BlueTooth
>> +- NAME_shutdown-gpios : GPIO phandle to shutdown control
>> + (phandle must be the second)
>> +- NAME_reset-gpios : GPIO phandle to reset control
>> +
>> +NAME must match the rfkill-name property. NAME_shutdown-gpios or
>> +NAME_reset-gpios, or both, must be defined.
>> +
> I don't understand this part. Why do you include the name in the
> gpios property, rather than just hardcoding the property strings
> to "shutdown-gpios" and "reset-gpios"?

This quirk is a result of how gpiod_get_index implements device tree
lookup. You'll also notice that the shutdown GPIO must be the second
phandle, as the driver uses indexed lookup to support ACPI cases.
If con_id is given, it is prepended to "gpios" as the property string.
con_id is also used as the label passed to gpiod_request, which is
then shown in /sys/kernel/debug/gpio.

I can do a seperate lookup for the device tree case, with or without
fallback to platform lookup tables. Then the names can be "reset-gpio"
and "shutdown-gpio". Need to promote gpiod_request to non-static so
we can register usage of the gpio, to match non-dt code path.

Personally I prefer adding a "label" parameter to gpiod_get_index, so
we can use a different name than con_id. con_id isn't used in the ACPI
case, and is optional in platform lookup case. However device tree
lookup is dependent on this. What I see is non-uniform behavior
between the three. In my opinion this is undesirable, but I haven't
come up with a good solution yet.

About the property string, is the plural form required, even though we
only want one?



> The description of hte "rfkill-name" property seems to suggest
> that you can only have one logical RFKILL device per device node,
> so he names would not be ambiguous.
> Arnd
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