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From: Guru Das Srinagesh <gurus@codeaurora.org>
To: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
Cc: devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-msm <linux-arm-msm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Subbaraman Narayanamurthy <subbaram@codeaurora.org>,
	David Collins <collinsd@codeaurora.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 2/2] mfd: Introduce QTI I2C PMIC controller
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 11:57:57 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200519185757.GA13992@codeaurora.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200515104520.GK271301@dell>

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 11:45:20AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Apr 2020, Guru Das Srinagesh wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 08:50:10AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > On Tue, 28 Apr 2020, Guru Das Srinagesh wrote:
> > > 
> > > > The Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. I2C PMIC Controller is used by
> > > > multi-function PMIC devices which communicate over the I2C bus.  The
> > > > controller enumerates all child nodes as platform devices, and
> > > > instantiates a regmap interface for them to communicate over the I2C
> > > > bus.
> > > > 
> > > > The controller also controls interrupts for all of the children platform
> > > > devices.  The controller handles the summary interrupt by deciphering
> > > > which peripheral triggered the interrupt, and which of the peripheral
> > > > interrupts were triggered.  Finally, it calls the interrupt handlers for
> > > > each of the virtual interrupts that were registered.
> > > > 
> > > > Nicholas Troast is the original author of this driver.
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Guru Das Srinagesh <gurus@codeaurora.org>
> > > > ---
> > > >  drivers/mfd/Kconfig         |  11 +
> > > >  drivers/mfd/Makefile        |   1 +
> > > >  drivers/mfd/qcom-i2c-pmic.c | 737 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 
> > > The vast majority of this driver deals with IRQ handling.  Why can't
> > > this be split out into its own IRQ Chip driver and moved to
> > > drivers/irqchip?
> > 
> > There appear to be quite a few in-tree MFD drivers that register IRQ
> > controllers, like this driver does:
> > 
> > $ grep --exclude-dir=.git -rnE "irq_domain_(add|create).+\(" drivers/mfd | wc -l
> > 23
> > 
> > As a further example, drivers/mfd/stpmic1.c closely resembles this
> > driver in that it uses both devm_regmap_add_irq_chip() as well as
> > devm_of_platform_populate().
> > 
> > As such, it seems like this driver is in line with some of the
> > architectural choices that have been accepted in already-merged drivers.
> > Could you please elaborate on your concerns?
> 
> It is true that *basic* IRQ domain support has been added to these
> drivers in the past.  However, IMHO the support added to this driver
> goes beyond those realms such that it would justify a driver of its
> own.

I am exploring an option to see if the regmap-irq APIs may be used in
this driver, similar to stpmic1.c. Just to let you know, it might be a
few days before I am able to post my next patchset as I'll have to make
the necessary changes and test them out first.

Thank you.

Guru Das.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-19 18:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-29  0:30 [PATCH v1 0/2] " Guru Das Srinagesh
2020-04-29  0:30 ` [PATCH v1 1/2] dt-bindings: mfd: Document " Guru Das Srinagesh
2020-04-29  7:51   ` Lee Jones
2020-04-29 21:01   ` Rob Herring
2020-04-29  0:30 ` [PATCH v1 2/2] mfd: Introduce " Guru Das Srinagesh
2020-04-29  7:50   ` Lee Jones
2020-05-01  1:13     ` Guru Das Srinagesh
2020-05-01  1:18       ` Joe Perches
2020-05-01  1:28         ` Guru Das Srinagesh
2020-05-15 10:45       ` Lee Jones
2020-05-19 18:57         ` Guru Das Srinagesh [this message]
2020-05-20  6:39           ` Lee Jones

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