On 09/25/2012 11:41 AM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 of September 2012 10:49:11 Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 09/25/2012 03:37 AM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>> Hi Stephen,
>>>
>>> On Monday 24 of September 2012 17:14:38 Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>> On 09/24/2012 03:31 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>>> On Monday 24 of September 2012 11:42:15 Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>>>> On 09/21/2012 01:54 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>>>>> On Friday 21 of September 2012 12:56:41 Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 09/20/2012 02:53 AM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>>>>>>> The patch "pinctrl: samsung: Parse pin banks from DT" introduced
>>>>>>>>> platform-specific data parsing from DT.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> This patch adds all necessary nodes and properties to exynos4210
>>>>>>>>> device
>>>>>>>>> tree sources.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> +++ b/arch/arm/boot/dts/exynos4210-pinctrl-banks.dtsi
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,pctl-offset = <0x000>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,pin-bank = "gpa0";
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,pin-count = <8>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,func-width = <4>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,pud-width = <2>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,drv-width = <2>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,conpdn-width = <2>;
>>>>>>>>> +                     samsung,pudpdn-width = <2>;
>>
>> ...
>>
>>> Hmm, could you elaborate on the idea of using mask instead of field
>>> widths?
>> For background: With e.g.:
>>
>> samsung,func-width = <4>;
>> samsung,pud-width = <2>;
>> samsung,drv-width = <2>;
>>
>> How do you know if the layout is:
>>
>> bits:    7-4  | 3-2 | 1-0
>> meaning: func | pud | drv
>>
>> or:
>>
>> bits:    7-6 | 5-4 | 3-0  |
>> meaning: drv | pud | func |
>>
>> or:
>>
>> bits:    15-12 | 13-8   | 7-6 | 5-3    | 2-1 | 0
>> meaning: func  | unused | pud | unused | drv | unused
>>
>> I suppose what you're saying is that for all currently extant Samsung
>> SoCs, there's some rule that defines this; perhaps the fields are always
>> in order MSB to LSB func, pud, drv, and there are never any unused bits
>> between the fields? If so, I suppose that's reasonable, even if it does
>> restrict the binding's ability to support any unanticipated future SoC
>> register layout changes.
> 
> I think we have a little misunderstanding here.
> 
> All the Samsung SoCs currently available have separate registers for 
> particular configuration types. Each register is used to configure all pins 
> in a bank. The width field specifies how many bits are used per pin, not 
> per configuration type.

Oh I see. In that case, I guess just having "width" properties is fine,
and I can see how it's much more likely this scheme would be extensible
to any future SoC that sticks with the same overall kind of register
structure.

It'd be a good idea to describe this explicitly in the binding
documentation.

BTW, how does the driver know what register addresses to use; I can see
the base for each pin controller bank is in samsung,pctl-offset, but
what describes the offset for each of the func, pud, drv, ... registers
from there? Are the offsets the same for all current Samsung SoCs?
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