Re: [PATCH 1/4] serial: 8250: Copy em485 from port to real port.

From: Giulio Benetti
Date: Wed Jun 06 2018 - 10:32:18 EST

Hi Andy,

Il 06/06/2018 15:11, Andy Shevchenko ha scritto:
On Wed, 2018-06-06 at 14:15 +0200, Giulio Benetti wrote:
Il 06/06/2018 13:56, Andy Shevchenko ha scritto:
On Wed, 2018-06-06 at 11:49 +0200, Giulio Benetti wrote:
em485 gets lost during

Copy em485 to final uart port.

Is it needed at all?

The individual driver decides either to use software emulation (and
calls explicitly serial8250_em485_init() for that) or do HW assisted

In 8250_dw.c, during probe(), I need to call dw8250_rs485_config()
against local struct uart_8250_port uart = {};
Inside serial8250_register_8250_port() not all uart fields are
copied(em485 too).
So after probe, em485 is NULL.

Another way could be to call dw8250_rs485_config() against real uart
port, after calling serial8250_register_8250_port(),
would it make sense?

Look at OMAP case closely. They have a callback to configure RS485 which
is called in uart_set_rs485_config() which is called whenever user
space does TIOCGRS485 IOCTL.

So, it's completely driven by user space which makes sense by my

This is my problem, being driven only by userspace means that until you don't open ttyS* from there, dw8250_rs485_config() won't be called and rs485 won't be configured.
In the case you have RTS_AFTER_SEND and "linux,rs485-enabled-at-boot-time" in dts, you need to handle RTS correctly.
Without calling:
- uart_get_rs485_mode() to collect dts properties
- dw8250_rs485_config() to configure according properties
the result is RTS NOT asserted, then pin is HIGH, meaning that rs485 transceiver will be in tx mode until port is open.

Other drivers I've watched to for insipiration are:
- atmel_serial.c
- fsl_lpuart.c
- imx.c

everything containing uart_get_rs485_mode().

The main difficulty to understand this without a scope is that on rs485.txt documentation the property "rs485-rts-active-low" is described as:
"drive RTS low when sending (default is high)"
Instead it should report:
"de-assert RTS when sending(pin high), default is asserted(pin low)"

Maybe I should send a patch for that also.
I ended to this conclusion because on every check of RTS_AFTER_SEND and SER_RS485_RTS_ON_SEND RTS is treated this way.

Try to take a look at uart_port_dtr_rts() in serial_core.c for example.
Or serial8250_em485_rts_after_send() in 8250_port.c

What do you think?
Giulio Benetti

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