Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] i2c: exynos5: add support for ExynosAutov9 SoC

From: Krzysztof Kozlowski
Date: Fri Nov 19 2021 - 03:54:44 EST

On 18/11/2021 20:59, Sam Protsenko wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2021 at 11:32, Krzysztof Kozlowski
> <krzysztof.kozlowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 16/11/2021 02:12, Chanho Park wrote:
>>>> With this patch the Exynos850 HSI2C becomes functional. The only nit-pick
>>>> from my side (just a food for thought): do we want to configure USI
>>>> related config inside of particular drivers (SPI, I2C, UART)? Or it would
>>>> be better design to implement some platform driver for that, so we can
>>>> choose USI configuration (SPI/I2C/UART) in device tree? I think this
>>>> series is good to be merged as is, but we should probably consider all
>>>> upsides and downsides of each option, for the future work.
>>> I'm also considering how to support this USI configuration gracefully.
>>> Current version of USI is v2 which means there is a v1 version as well. It might be a non-upstream SoC so we don't need to consider it so far.
>>> But, there is a possibility that the USI hw version can be bumped for future SoCs.
>>> As you probably know, earlier version of the product kernel has a USI SoC driver[1] and it was designed to be configured the USI settings by device tree.
>>> Option1) Make a USI driver under soc/samsung/ like [1].
>>> Option2) Use more generic driver such as "reset driver"? This might be required to extend the reset core driver.
>>> Option3) Each USI driver(uart/i2c/spi) has its own USI configurations respectively and expose some configurations which can be variable as device tree.
>>> [1]:
>> I don't have user manuals, so all my knowledge here is based on
>> Exynos9825 vendor source code, therefore it is quite limited. In
>> devicetree the USI devices have their own nodes - but does it mean it's
>> separate SFR range dedicated to USI? Looks like that, especially that
>> address space is just for one register (4 bytes).
>> In such case having separate dedicated driver makes sense and you would
>> only have to care about driver ordering (e.g. via device links or phandles).
>> Option 2 looks interesting - reusing reset framework to set proper USI
>> mode, however this looks more like a hack. As you said Chanho, if there
>> is a USI version 3, this reset framework might not be sufficient.
>> In option 3 each driver (UART/I2C/SPI) would need to receive second IO
>> range and toggle some registers, which could be done via shared
>> function. If USI v3 is coming, all such drivers could get more complicated.
>> I think option 1 is the cleanest and extendable in future. It's easy to
>> add usi-v3 or whatever without modifying the UART/I2C/SPI drivers. It
>> also nicely encapsulates USI-related stuff in separate driver. Probe
>> ordering should not be a problem now.
>> But as I said, I don't have even the big picture here, so I rely on your
>> opinions more.
> Hi Krzysztof,
> Can you please let me know if you're going to apply this series as is,
> or if you want me to submit USIv2 driver first, and then rework this
> patch on top of it? I'm working on some HSI2C related patches right
> now, and thus it'd nice to know about your decision on this series
> beforehand, as some of my patches (like bindings doc patches) might
> depend on it. Basically I'd like to base my patches on the proper
> baseline, so we don't have to rebase those later.

This set won't go via my tree anyway, but I am against it. David pointed
out that his USIv1 is a little bit different and embedding in each of
I2C/UART/SPI drivers the logic of controlling USIv1 and USIv2 looks too
big. The solution with a dedicated driver looks to me more flexible and

Therefore after the discussions I am against this solution, so a
soft-NAK from my side.

Best regards,