From: Ulf Hansson <email@example.com> To: Bjorn Andersson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Rob Herring <email@example.com>, Dmitry Baryshkov <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Peter Chen <email@example.com>, Mark Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Andy Gross <email@example.com>, Liam Girdwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Marcel Holtmann <email@example.com>, Johan Hedberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Luiz Augusto von Dentz <email@example.com>, linux-arm-msm <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Manivannan Sadhasivam <email@example.com>, DTML <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/7] regulator: qca6390: add support for QCA639x powerup sequence Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:48:02 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CAPDyKFo+O34rvP7gbsC+ktd-p5QB9QAsbb+QEkWbiVqszChZJA@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <YRKjQJc0yiQXFqCD@builder.lan> On Tue, 10 Aug 2021 at 18:03, Bjorn Andersson <email@example.com> wrote: > > On Tue 10 Aug 06:55 CDT 2021, Ulf Hansson wrote: > > > On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 at 18:47, Rob Herring <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > > On Thu, Jul 08, 2021 at 02:37:44PM +0300, Dmitry Baryshkov wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > On Thu, 8 Jul 2021 at 13:10, Ulf Hansson <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > - Peter (the email was bouncing) > > > > > > > > + Peter's kernel.org address > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 at 13:55, Mark Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 09:54:03AM +0200, Ulf Hansson wrote: > > > > > > > On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 at 00:32, Dmitry Baryshkov > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Qualcomm QCA6390/1 is a family of WiFi + Bluetooth SoCs, with BT part > > > > > > > > being controlled through the UART and WiFi being present on PCIe > > > > > > > > bus. Both blocks share common power sources. Add device driver handling > > > > > > > > power sequencing of QCA6390/1. > > > > > > > > > > > > > Power sequencing of discoverable buses have been discussed several > > > > > > > times before at LKML. The last attempt  I am aware of, was in 2017 > > > > > > > from Peter Chen. I don't think there is a common solution, yet. > > > > > > > > > > > > This feels a bit different to the power sequencing problem - it's not > > > > > > exposing the individual inputs to the device but rather is a block that > > > > > > manages everything but needs a bit of a kick to get things going (I'd > > > > > > guess that with ACPI it'd be triggered via AML). It's in the same space > > > > > > but it's not quite the same issue I think, something that can handle > > > > > > control of the individual resources might still struggle with this. > > > > > > > > > > Well, to me it looks very similar to those resouses we could manage > > > > > with the mmc pwrseq, for SDIO. It's also typically the same kind of > > > > > combo-chips that moved from supporting SDIO to PCIe, for improved > > > > > performance I guess. More importantly, the same constraint to > > > > > pre-power on the device is needed to allow it to be discovered/probed. > > > > > > > > In our case we'd definitely use pwrseq for PCIe bus and we can also > > > > benefit from using pwrseq for serdev and for platform busses also (for > > > > the same story of WiFi+BT chips). > > > > > > > > I can take a look at rewriting pwrseq code to also handle the PCIe > > > > bus. Rewriting it to be a generic lib seems like an easy task, > > > > plugging it into PCIe code would be more fun. > > > > > > > > Platform and serdev... Definitely even more fun. > > > > > > I don't want to see pwrseq (the binding) expanded to other buses. If > > > that was the answer, we wouldn't be having this discussion. It was a > > > mistake for MMC IMO. > > > > Let's make sure we get your point correctly. I think we have discussed > > this in the past, but let's refresh our memories. > > > > If I recall correctly, you are against the mmc pwrseq DT bindings > > because we are using a separate pwrseq OF node, that we point to via a > > "mmc-pwrseq" property that contains a phandle from the mmc controller > > device node. Is that correct? > > > > If we would have encoded the power sequence specific properties, from > > within a child node for the mmc controller node, that would have been > > okay for you, right? > > > > In Dmitry's case, we have an external chip with that needs to be powered > on per a specific sequence, at which point the WiFi driver on PCIe and > BT driver on serdev will be able to communicate with the device. Thanks for sharing more details. So, not only do we have a discoverable device that needs to be powered on in a device specific way before probing, but in fact we have two consumers of that "combo chip", one (PCIe) for Wifi and one (serdev) for Bluetooth. > > The extended case of this is where we have an SDX55 modem soldered onto > the pcb next to the SoC, in which case the power sequencing is even more > complex and additionally there are incoming gpios used to detect things > such as the firmware of the modem has crashed and Linux needs to toggle > power and rescan the PCIe bus. That sounds very similar to what we manage for the SDIO bus already. We have a mmc pwrseq node to describe what resources that are needed to power on/off the external chip. The driver for the functional device (Wifi chip for example) may then call SDIO APIs provided by the mmc core to power on/off the device, in case some kind of reset would be needed. Additionally, we have a child node below the mmc controller node, allowing us to describe device specific things for the SDIO functional device, like an out-of-band IRQ line for example. Overall, this seems to work fine, even if the DT bindings may be questionable. > > In both of these cases it seems quite reasonable to represent that > external chip (and it's power needs) as a separate DT node. But we need > a way to link the functional devices to that thing. Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting we should re-use the mmc-pwrseq DT bindings - but just trying to share our experience around them. In the cases you describe, it certainly sounds like we need some kind of minimal description in DT for these functional external devices. For GPIO pins, for example. How to describe this in DT is one thing, let's see if Rob can help to point us in some direction of what could make sense. When it comes to implementing a library/interface to manage these functional devices, I guess we just have to continue to explore various options. Perhaps just start simple with another subsystem, like PCIe and see where this brings us. > > Regards, > Bjorn > [...] Kind regards Uffe
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-08-12 9:48 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-06-21 22:31 [PATCH v3 0/7] Add support for Qualcomm QCA639x chips family Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 1/7] dt-bindings: regulator: qcom,qca6390: add binding for QCA6390 device Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-21 23:11 ` Add support for Qualcomm QCA639x chips family bluez.test.bot 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 2/7] regulator: qca6390: add support for QCA639x powerup sequence Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-22 11:28 ` Mark Brown 2021-06-22 14:17 ` Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-22 14:38 ` Mark Brown 2021-06-22 16:46 ` Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-22 17:08 ` Mark Brown 2021-07-06 7:54 ` Ulf Hansson 2021-07-06 11:55 ` Mark Brown 2021-07-08 10:09 ` Ulf Hansson 2021-07-08 11:37 ` Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-07-14 16:47 ` Rob Herring 2021-07-14 17:10 ` Bjorn Andersson 2021-08-10 11:55 ` Ulf Hansson 2021-08-10 16:03 ` Bjorn Andersson 2021-08-12 9:48 ` Ulf Hansson [this message] 2021-08-12 11:51 ` Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-07-14 17:23 ` Bjorn Andersson 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 3/7] Bluetooth: hci_qca: provide default device data Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-07-14 17:27 ` Bjorn Andersson 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 4/7] Bluetooth: hci_qca: merge qca_power into qca_serdev Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-07-14 17:25 ` Bjorn Andersson 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 5/7] Bluetooth: hci_qca: merge wcn & non-wcn code paths Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 6/7] Bluetooth: hci_qca: add power sequencer support to qca6390 Dmitry Baryshkov 2021-06-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v3 7/7] arm64: dts: qcom: qrb5165-rb5: add QCA6391 WiFi+BT SoC Dmitry Baryshkov
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