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From: Bruno Thomsen <>
	Bruno Thomsen <>
Subject: [PATCH] rtc: pcf2127: default power management mode
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:39:45 +0200
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This improves the rtc driver robustness by ensuring that the
chip power management functions are operating in default mode.

As out-of-tree drivers could have changed mode thus resulting in
subtle differences that isn't immediately revealed on upgraded
System-on-Modules (SoM). This happens since chip configuration is
unchanged during reboot and power-cycle of the SoM.

Signed-off-by: Bruno Thomsen <>
 drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c
index 02b069caffd5..694ec8eefea5 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c
@@ -37,6 +37,9 @@
 #define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BLF			BIT(2)
 #define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BF			BIT(3)
 #define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BTSE			BIT(4)
+#define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG0		BIT(5)
+#define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG1		BIT(6)
+#define PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG2		BIT(7)
 /* Time and date registers */
 #define PCF2127_REG_SC			0x03
 #define PCF2127_BIT_SC_OSF			BIT(7)
@@ -484,10 +487,22 @@ static int pcf2127_probe(struct device *dev, struct regmap *regmap,
 	 * Disable battery low/switch-over timestamp and interrupts.
 	 * Clear battery interrupt flags which can block new trigger events.
+	 * Power management configuration:
+	 * - Battery switch-over function is operating in standard mode.
+	 *   Hardware has to ensure VDD drops slower than 0.7 V/ms otherwise
+	 *   oscillator stop can occur. Since switch-over threshold is typical
+	 *   2.5 V and sampled every 1 ms with a power management operating
+	 *   limit of 1.8 V. See NXP AN11186 for more info.
+	 * - Battery low detection function is enabled.
+	 * - Extra power fail detection function is enabled.
+	 *
 	 * Note: This is the default chip behaviour but added to ensure
 	 * correct tamper timestamp and interrupt function.
 	ret = regmap_update_bits(pcf2127->regmap, PCF2127_REG_CTRL3,
+				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG2 |
+				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG1 |
+				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_PWRMNG0 |
 				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BTSE |
 				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BF |
 				 PCF2127_BIT_CTRL3_BIE |

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