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From: Sergio Paracuellos <sergio.paracuellos@gmail.com>
To: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
Cc: "Andy Shevchenko" <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>,
	"open list:GPIO SUBSYSTEM" <linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Bartosz Golaszewski" <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>,
	"Matthias Brugger" <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>,
	"John Thomson" <git@johnthomson.fastmail.com.au>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	NeilBrown <neil@brown.name>,
	"René van Dorst" <opensource@vdorst.com>,
	"Nicholas Mc Guire" <hofrat@osadl.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] gpio: mt7621: support gpio-line-names property
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 13:06:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAMhs-H_=_tYk3Qj5-NaAmWgnuWc0ZRSEABZzwPfMxiUHP35nbw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMhs-H_pomsvKXuerkVsNQva+B+tPr2xRZAU2R7oyjZ+GaQpqQ@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Linus,

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM Sergio Paracuellos
<sergio.paracuellos@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Linus,
>
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 12:18 PM Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:40 AM Sergio Paracuellos
> > <sergio.paracuellos@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:27 AM Andy Shevchenko
> > > <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > > There are no child nodes, all the stuff is in the same parent node
> > > > > and, as I said, belongs to the same device but internally uses three
> > > > > gpiochips.
> > > >
> > > > And it can't be split into three children in the overlay?
> > >
> > > Original code before this being mainlined was using three children and
> > > I was told in the review that three children were not allowed:
> > >
> > > See https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/linux-gpio/patch/1527924610-13135-3-git-send-email-sergio.paracuellos@gmail.com/#1932827
> >
> > Yeah this is one of those unfortunate cases where the DT representation
> > (or ACPI for that matter) of the device and the Linux internal representation
> > differs.
> >
> > > > Let's assume it can't, then the GPIO library function should be
> > > > refactored in a way that it takes parameters like base index for the
> > > > names and tries to satisfy the caller.
> > >
> > > Bartosz, Linus, any thoughts on this?
> >
> > This would be ideal, is there a reasonably simple way to get to this helper?
> >
> > In gpiolib.c devprop_gpiochip_set_names() need to be refactored to
> > take a base number, devprop_gpiochip_set_names_base() that
> > function exposed in <linux/gpio/driver.h> and then the old function
> > devprop_gpiochip_set_names() wrapped in the new
> > one so all old users continue to work without modification.
> > Sprinkle some kerneldoc on top so we do not make mistakes
> > in the future.
> >
> > This should work I think.

If I am understanding correctly what you mean is something like follows:

diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c b/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
index 6e3c4d7a7d14..5a88a305bc59 100644
--- a/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
+++ b/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
@@ -361,13 +361,14 @@ static int gpiochip_set_desc_names(struct gpio_chip *gc)
 /*
  * devprop_gpiochip_set_names - Set GPIO line names using device properties
  * @chip: GPIO chip whose lines should be named, if possible
+ * @base: starting index in names array to start copying from
  *
  * Looks for device property "gpio-line-names" and if it exists assigns
  * GPIO line names for the chip. The memory allocated for the assigned
  * names belong to the underlying software node and should not be released
  * by the caller.
  */
-static int devprop_gpiochip_set_names(struct gpio_chip *chip)
+static int devprop_gpiochip_set_names(struct gpio_chip *chip, int base)
 {
// WHATEVER CHANGES TO TAKE base into account

+int devprop_gpiochip_set_names_base(struct gpio_chip *gc, int base)
+{
+       return devprop_gpiochip_set_names(gc, base);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(devprop_gpiochip_set_names_base);
+
static unsigned long *gpiochip_allocate_mask(struct gpio_chip *gc)
 {
        unsigned long *p;
@@ -684,7 +706,7 @@ int gpiochip_add_data_with_key(struct gpio_chip
*gc, void *data,
        if (gc->names)
                ret = gpiochip_set_desc_names(gc);
        else
-               ret = devprop_gpiochip_set_names(gc);
+               ret = devprop_gpiochip_set_names(gc, 0);
        if (ret)
                goto err_remove_from_list;


diff --git a/include/linux/gpio/driver.h b/include/linux/gpio/driver.h
index 4a7e295c3640..ad145ab0794c 100644
--- a/include/linux/gpio/driver.h
+++ b/include/linux/gpio/driver.h
@@ -537,6 +537,8 @@ extern int gpiochip_add_data_with_key(struct
gpio_chip *gc, void *data,
        devm_gpiochip_add_data_with_key(dev, gc, data, NULL, NULL)
 #endif /* CONFIG_LOCKDEP */

+extern int devprop_gpiochip_set_names_base(struct gpio_chip *gc, int base);
+

The problem I see with this approach is that
'devprop_gpiochip_set_names' already trusts in gpio_device already
created and this happens in 'gpiochip_add_data_with_key'. So doing in
this way force "broken drivers" to call this new
'devprop_gpiochip_set_names_base' function after
'devm_gpiochip_add_data' is called so the core code has already set up
the friendly names repeated for all gpio chip banks and the approach
would be to "overwrite" those in a second pass which sounds more like
a hack than a solution.

But maybe I am missing something in what you were pointing out here.

Best regards,
    Sergio Paracuellos

> >
> > Any similar drivers (several gpio_chip per FW node) that want to
> > set line names need to do the same thing.
>
> Thanks for the advices. I'll try to make a bit of time to try to
> handle this in the way you are pointing out here.
>
> Best regards,
>     Sergio Paracuellos
>
> >
> > Sorry that you ran into this, I hate it when I'm first at hairy stuff
> > like this.
> >
> > Yours,
> > Linus Walleij

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-03 11:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-26 16:18 [PATCH v2] gpio: mt7621: support gpio-line-names property Sergio Paracuellos
2021-06-27  9:33 ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-06-27  9:47   ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-06-27 10:51     ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-06-27 10:56       ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-06-27 13:00         ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-06-27 13:12           ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-02  9:26             ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-02  9:40               ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-02  9:56                 ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-02 10:18                 ` Linus Walleij
2021-07-02 11:30                   ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-03 11:06                     ` Sergio Paracuellos [this message]
2021-07-03 11:32                       ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-03 12:05                         ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-03 12:51                           ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-03 19:36                             ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-04  5:57                               ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-04  8:06                                 ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-04 10:04                                   ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-04 11:25                                     ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-04 11:35                                       ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-04 20:07                                         ` Sergio Paracuellos
2021-07-04 20:15                                           ` Sergio Paracuellos

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