Re: [PATCH] regmap: Add support for 12/20 register formatting

From: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 - 07:43:11 EST

HI Mark

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 1:22 PM Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 08:31:54AM +0200, Ricardo Ribalda Delgado wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 6:29 PM Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > What exactly is the format you're trying to describe here? It sounds
> > > like there's two blocks of padding in here (I'm assuing that's what
> > > dummy means) but what's the exact arrangement here and what are the
> > > commands? It sounds like this might not work ideally with things like
> > > the cache code (if it makes things seems sparser than they are) and
> > > might not be obvious to someone looking at the datsheet.
> > The format is
> > Where X is dont care, C is command, A is address and D is data bits. I
> > Shall I add this to the commit message? I want to send a V2 anyway,
> > because I screwed up the identity ( instead of
> Yes, please. I was fairly sure it worked, it was just a question of if
> it was ideal for the format described. The only issue I can see with
> the above is that the users will need to left shift their data - on the
> face of it it would seem better to add a facility for padding the LSBs
> of the data field to the core so that users can just use the data field
> as documented.

I was thinking also about that, the problem is that there are many
devices on that family that are "software" compatible and it only
changes the width of the data. Eg:


So if we need to make a driver, we could use the same driver for all
the chips on that family, saying to the user that the data size is
always 20 bits....

I will send v2 ASAP with the updated doc.