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From: Krzysztof Kozlowski <>
To: Sebastian Krzyszkowiak <>,
	Sebastian Reichel <>,
	Anton Vorontsov <>,
	Ramakrishna Pallala <>,
	Dirk Brandewie <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] power: supply: max17042_battery: Clear status bits in interrupt handler
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:21:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5702731.UytLkSCjyO@pliszka>

On 13/09/2021 20:32, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
> On poniedziałek, 13 września 2021 15:02:34 CEST Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> On 12/09/2021 22:54, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
>>> The gauge requires us to clear the status bits manually for some alerts
>>> to be properly dismissed. Previously the IRQ was configured to react only
>>> on falling edge, which wasn't technically correct (the ALRT line is active
>>> low), but it had a happy side-effect of preventing interrupt storms
>>> on uncleared alerts from happening.
>>> Fixes: 7fbf6b731bca ("power: supply: max17042: Do not enforce (incorrect)
>>> interrupt trigger type") Cc: <>
>>> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Krzyszkowiak <>
>>> ---
>>>  drivers/power/supply/max17042_battery.c | 3 +++
>>>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/power/supply/max17042_battery.c
>>> b/drivers/power/supply/max17042_battery.c index
>>> 8dffae76b6a3..c53980c8432a 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/power/supply/max17042_battery.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/power/supply/max17042_battery.c
>>> @@ -876,6 +876,9 @@ static irqreturn_t max17042_thread_handler(int id,
>>> void *dev)> 
>>>  		max17042_set_soc_threshold(chip, 1);
>>>  	}
>>> +	regmap_clear_bits(chip->regmap, MAX17042_STATUS,
>>> +			  0xFFFF & ~(STATUS_POR_BIT | 
>>> +
>> Are you sure that this was the reason of interrupt storm? Not incorrect
>> SoC value (read from register for ModelGauge m3 while not configuring
>> fuel gauge model).
> Yes, I am sure. I have observed this on a fully configured max17055 with 
> ModelGauge m5. It also makes sense to me based on what I read in the code and 
> datasheets.
> There were two kinds of storms - the short ones happening on each SOC change 
> caused by SOC threshold alerts set by max17042_set_soc_threshold which 
> eventually got cleared by reconfiguring the thresholds; and a huge one 
> happening when SOC got down to 0% that did not get away until the battery got 
> charged to at least 1% at which point the thresholds got reconfigured again 
> (which is how I noticed the underflow fixed by the second patch).

OK, undestood.

> Besides, I also have patches for configuring m5 gauge via DT that I'll send 
> once I clean them up.

That's cool! Happy to see such work.

>> You should only clear bits which you are awaken for... Have in mind that
>> in DT-configuration the fuel gauge is most likely broken by missing
>> configuration. With alert enabled, several other config fields should be
>> cleared.
> I have checked all the bits in the Status register and aside of Bst, POR and 
> bunch of "don't-care" bits they're all alert indicators that we either handle 
> explicitly in the interrupt handler (Smn/Smx) or implicitly via 
> power_supply_changed (Imn/Imx, Vmn/Vmx, Tmn/Tmx, dSOCi, Bi/Br). The driver 
> unconditionally enables alerts for SOC thresholds and all the rest stays 
> effectively disabled at POR; however, a bootloader or firmware may configure it 
> differently, which may be wanted for things like resuming from suspend when a 
> bad condition happens. Therefore we need to clear all the bits anyway and I'm 
> not sure whether iterating through them in a "if set then clear" loop gains us 
> anything aside of additional lines of code.

Seems reasonable, you're right. Could you mention this expolanation in
commit msg or comment in the code?

Best regards,

      reply	other threads:[~2021-09-14  7:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-12 20:54 Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
2021-09-12 20:54 ` [PATCH 2/2] power: supply: max17042_battery: Prevent int underflow in set_soc_threshold Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
2021-09-13  5:43   ` Greg KH
2021-09-13 13:05   ` Krzysztof Kozlowski
2021-09-13 13:02 ` [PATCH 1/2] power: supply: max17042_battery: Clear status bits in interrupt handler Krzysztof Kozlowski
2021-09-13 18:32   ` Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
2021-09-14  7:21     ` Krzysztof Kozlowski [this message]

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