Re: [PATCH 1/1] pwm: Convert period and duty cycle to u64

From: Thierry Reding
Date: Wed Oct 16 2019 - 06:15:46 EST

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 07:11:39PM -0700, Guru Das Srinagesh wrote:
> Because period and duty cycle are defined as ints with units of
> nanoseconds, the maximum time duration that can be set is limited to
> ~2.147 seconds. Change their definitions to u64 so that higher durations
> may be set.
> Signed-off-by: Guru Das Srinagesh <gurus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> drivers/pwm/core.c | 4 ++--
> drivers/pwm/sysfs.c | 10 +++++-----
> include/linux/pwm.h | 16 ++++++++--------
> 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

Actually, we can't do that without further preparatory work. The reason
is that consumers use the period and duty_cycle members in computations
of their own, which lead to errors such as this:

armv7l-unknown-linux-gnueabihf-ld: drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.o: in function `pwm_backlight_probe':
pwm_bl.c:(.text+0x3b0): undefined reference to `__aeabi_uldivmod'

So I think we need to audit all consumers carefully and make sure that
they use do_div() where necessary to avoid such errors.


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