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From: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com>
To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com>,
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	Eugeniu Rosca <roscaeugeniu@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] gpio: Add GPIO Aggregator/Repeater
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:14:39 +0100
Message-ID: <20200120121439.GA24951@lxhi-065.adit-jv.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMuHMdUUc17n0TxOrtQNby+ZiHDpz-aEh-ncnkz50vcwQe6z6w@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Geert,

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 10:33:53AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 2:46 AM Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com> wrote:
> > The only unexpected thing is seeing below messages (where gpiochip99 and
> > gpiochip22 are inexisting gpiochip names, mistakenly provided on command
> > line prior to passing the correct name):
> >
> > root@rcar-gen3:~# echo gpiochip6 12-13 > /sys/bus/platform/drivers/gpio-aggregator/new_device
> > [  915.572905] gpio-aggregator gpio-aggregator.0: cannot find GPIO chip gpiochip99, deferring
> > [  915.584224] gpio-aggregator gpio-aggregator.2: cannot find GPIO chip gpiochip99, deferring
> > [  915.865281] gpio-aggregator gpio-aggregator.29: cannot find GPIO chip gpiochip22, deferring
> >
> > Obviously, in the above case, due to a typo in the names, the gpio
> > chips will never be found, no matter how long gpio-aggregator defers
> 
> Indeed, that is expected behavior: you have created platform devices
> referring to resources that are not available.

Got it. Sounds reasonable to me.

> 
> > their probing. Unfortunately, the driver will continuously emit those
> > messages, upon each successfully created/aggregated gpiochip. I built
> 
> That is expected behavior, too: every time the driver core manages to
> bind a device to a driver, it will retry all previously deferred probes,
> in the hope they can be satisfied by the just bound device.
> 
> Note that you can destroy these bogus devices, using e.g.
> 
>     # echo gpio-aggregator.0 > \
>     /sys/bus/platform/drivers/gpio-aggregator/delete_device

Yep, I can get rid of the bogus devices this way. Thanks!

> 
> > gpio-aggregator as a loadable module, if that's relevant.
> 
> Modular or non-modular shouldn't matter w.r.t. this behavior.
> Although unloading the module should get rid of the cruft.

Yes, indeed!

> 
> > Another comment is that, while the series _does_ allow specifying
> > gpio lines in the DTS (this would require a common compatible string
> > in gpio_aggregator_dt_ids[] and in the DTS node) and while those lines
> > are indeed exposed to userspace, based on my testing, these same gpio
> > lines are marked as "used/reserved" by the kernel. This means that
> > operating on those gpio pins from userspace will not be possible.
> > For instance, gpioget/gpioset return "Device or resource busy":
> >
> > gpioget: error reading GPIO values: Device or resource busy
> > gpioset: error setting the GPIO line values: Device or resource busy
> >
> > I guess Harish will be unhappy about that, as his expectation was that
> > upon merging gpio-aggregator with gpio-inverter, he will be able to
> > describe GPIO polarity and names in DTS without "hogging" the pins.
> > Perhaps this can be supplemented via an add-on patch later on?
> 
> When aggregating GPIO lines, the original GPIO lines are indeed marked
> used/reserved, so you cannot use them from userspace.
> However, you are expected to use them through the newly created virtual
> gpiochip representing the aggregated GPIO lines.
> 
> You can try this using the "door" example in
> Documentation/admin-guide/gpio/gpio-aggregator.rst, after replacing
> gpio2 {19,20} by gpio6 {12,13} to suit your H3ULCB.

Confirmed. The example works like a charm. One difference between
the runtime-created and DTS-created gpiochips is the name:
 - gpio-aggregator.<number>, for the ones created via sysfs
 - <name-of-DTS-node>, for the ones created via DTS

Seeing this behavior on my target, I believe the expectations of
Harish should be met w/o any major limitations.

> 
> > For the whole series (leaving the above findings to your discretion):
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com>
> > Tested-by: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@de.adit-jv.com>

The recent [v3] discussion actually applies to [v4], for which I did
review and testing. Will relay the signatures to the latest version.

Thank you very much.

-- 
Best Regards,
Eugeniu

      reply index

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-27  8:42 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
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 [this message]

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