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From: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
Cc: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Harish Jenny K N <harish_kandiga@mentor.com>,
	Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com>,
	Alexander Graf <graf@amazon.com>,
	Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Phil Reid <preid@electromag.com.au>,
	Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>,
	Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@arm.com>,
	Magnus Damm <magnus.damm@gmail.com>,
	linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	devicetree@vger.kernel.org, linux-renesas-soc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, qemu-devel@nongnu.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/7] dt-bindings: gpio: Add gpio-repeater bindings
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:06:53 -0600
Message-ID: <20191205210653.GA29969@bogus> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191127084253.16356-5-geert+renesas@glider.be>

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 09:42:50AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Add Device Tree bindings for a GPIO repeater, with optional translation
> of physical signal properties.  This is useful for describing explicitly
> the presence of e.g. an inverter on a GPIO line, and was inspired by the
> non-YAML gpio-inverter bindings by Harish Jenny K N
> <harish_kandiga@mentor.com>[1].
> 
> Note that this is different from a GPIO Nexus Node[2], which cannot do
> physical signal property translation.

It can't? Why not? The point of the passthru mask is to not do 
translation of flags, but without it you are always doing translation of 
cells.

> 
> While an inverter can be described implicitly by exchanging the
> GPIO_ACTIVE_HIGH and GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW flags, this has its limitations.
> Each GPIO line has only a single GPIO_ACTIVE_* flag, but applies to both
> th provider and consumer sides:
>   1. The GPIO provider (controller) looks at the flags to know the
>      polarity, so it can translate between logical (active/not active)
>      and physical (high/low) signal levels.
>   2. While the signal polarity is usually fixed on the GPIO consumer
>      side (e.g. an LED is tied to either the supply voltage or GND),
>      it may be configurable on some devices, and both sides need to
>      agree.  Hence the GPIO_ACTIVE_* flag as seen by the consumer must
>      match the actual polarity.
>      There exists a similar issue with interrupt flags, where both the
>      interrupt controller and the device generating the interrupt need
>      to agree, which breaks in the presence of a physical inverter not
>      described in DT (see e.g. [3]).

Adding an inverted flag as I've suggested would also solve this issue.

> 
> [1] "[PATCH V4 2/2] gpio: inverter: document the inverter bindings"
>     https://lore.kernel.org/linux-gpio/1561699236-18620-3-git-send-email-harish_kandiga@mentor.com/
> 
> [2] Devicetree Specification v0.3-rc2, Section 2.5
>     https://github.com/devicetree-org/devicetree-specification/releases/tag/v0.3-rc2
> 
> [3] "[PATCH] wlcore/wl18xx: Add invert-irq OF property for physically
>     inverted IRQ"
>     https://lore.kernel.org/linux-renesas-soc/20190607172958.20745-1-erosca@de.adit-jv.com/
> 
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-27  8:42 [PATCH v3 0/7] gpio: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 1/7] gpiolib: Add GPIOCHIP_NAME definition Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:38   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-02 21:17   ` Eugeniu Rosca
2019-12-12 10:37   ` Linus Walleij
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 2/7] gpiolib: Add support for gpiochipN-based table lookup Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:38   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-12 13:20   ` Linus Walleij
2019-12-12 13:33     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-12-12 14:36       ` Linus Walleij
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 3/7] gpiolib: Add support for GPIO line " Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:39   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-12 13:40   ` Linus Walleij
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 4/7] dt-bindings: gpio: Add gpio-repeater bindings Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:39   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-03  5:51   ` Harish Jenny K N
2019-12-05 21:06   ` Rob Herring [this message]
2019-12-06  9:17     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-12-06 15:03       ` Rob Herring
2020-01-06  8:12         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-07  9:22           ` Harish Jenny K N
2020-01-16  5:09             ` Harish Jenny K N
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 5/7] gpio: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater driver Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-27 14:15   ` Eugeniu Rosca
2019-11-27 14:33     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:40   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-03  5:42   ` Harish Jenny K N
2019-12-03  8:17     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-12-03  8:51       ` Harish Jenny K N
2019-12-03 10:51   ` Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-09 13:35     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-09 13:49       ` Eugeniu Rosca
2019-12-12 14:34   ` Linus Walleij
2019-12-12 15:24     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-04  0:38       ` Linus Walleij
2020-01-06  8:23         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-08 23:12           ` Linus Walleij
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 6/7] docs: gpio: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater documentation Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-28  3:41   ` Ulrich Hecht
2019-12-12 14:42   ` Linus Walleij
2019-12-12 14:48     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-04  0:21       ` Linus Walleij
2020-01-06  8:06         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-11-27  8:42 ` [PATCH v3 7/7] MAINTAINERS: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater section Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-12-03  5:38   ` Harish Jenny K N
2020-01-18  1:46 ` [PATCH v3 0/7] gpio: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater Eugeniu Rosca
2020-01-20  9:33   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-01-20 12:14     ` Eugeniu Rosca

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