Re: [PATCH v1 0/2] iio: Add parent_trigger attribute to triggers

From: Jonathan Cameron
Date: Sat Feb 11 2017 - 05:23:39 EST

On 06/02/17 14:43, Benjamin Gaignard wrote:
> 2017-02-06 15:26 GMT+01:00 Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>> On 02/06/2017 03:21 PM, Benjamin Gaignard wrote:
>>> Thoses patches add parent_trigger attribute to IIO triggers.
>>> The goal is to allow triggers to use triggers like is this done for iio
>>> devices.
>>> With this patch it will be possible to chain triggers, for example
>>> stm32 triggers could be used as clock of an other triggers:
>>> echo "tim1_trgo" > trigger0/parent_trigger.
>> Can you explain how this is different to assigning the parent_trigger
>> directly to the device?
> It is the same but done on trigger structure without need to have an iio device.
> While writing stm32 trigger driver Jonathan explain me that I can't use an iio
> device without channel to chain my hardware blocks.
> Since my hardware allows to chain triggers, Jonathan suggest to create this
> parent_trigger attribute to ab able to link the triggers.
I think Lars was looking for the more general explanation. How does
one trigger drive another one? What does that mean?