Re: [PATCH 00/14] Add support for FM radio in hcill and kill TI_ST

From: Adam Ford
Date: Tue May 07 2019 - 13:27:20 EST

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 8:33 AM Sebastian Reichel <sre@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 09:20:10AM +0100, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > On 12/21/18 2:17 AM, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> > > This moves all remaining users of the legacy TI_ST driver to hcill (patches
> > > 1-3). Then patches 4-7 convert wl128x-radio driver to a standard platform
> > > device driver with support for multiple instances. Patch 7 will result in
> > > (userless) TI_ST driver no longer supporting radio at runtime. Patch 8-11 do
> > > some cleanups in the wl128x-radio driver. Finally patch 12 removes the TI_ST
> > > specific parts from wl128x-radio and adds the required infrastructure to use it
> > > with the serdev hcill driver instead. The remaining patches 13 and 14 remove
> > > the old TI_ST code.
> > >
> > > The new code has been tested on the Motorola Droid 4. For testing the audio
> > > should be configured to route Ext to Speaker or Headphone. Then you need to
> > > plug headphone, since its cable is used as antenna. For testing there is a
> > > 'radio' utility packages in Debian. When you start the utility you need to
> > > specify a frequency, since initial get_frequency returns an error:
> >
> > What is the status of this series?
> >
> > Based on some of the replies (from Adam Ford in particular) it appears that
> > this isn't ready to be merged, so is a v2 planned?
> Yes, a v2 is planned, but I'm super busy at the moment. I don't
> expect to send something for this merge window. Neither LogicPD
> nor IGEP use FM radio, so I can just remove FM support from the
> TI_ST framework. Converting those platforms to hci_ll can be done
> in a different patchset.
> If that was the only issue there would be a v2 already. But Marcel
> Holtmann suggested to pass the custom packet data through the BT
> subsystem, which is non-trivial (at least for me) :)

I am running some tests today on the wl1283-st on the Logic PD Torpedo
board. Tony had suggested a few options, so I'm going to try those.
Looking at those today. If/when you have a V2, please CC me on it. If
it's been posted, can you send me a link? I would really like to see
the st-kim driver go away so I'd like to resolve the issues with the
torpedo board.


> -- Sebastian