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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: OMAP: AM33XX: CAN: d_can: Add support for Bosch D_CAN controller
On 04/03/2012 04:29 PM, AnilKumar, Chimata wrote:
>>>> Please explain why this CAN controller cannot be handled by the existing
>>>> C_CAN driver, eventually with some extensions. The register layout seems
>>>> almost identical, at least.
>>>>
>>>> Wolfgang.
>>>>
>>>
>>> These are the some of the pointers I can say, why I had gone for separate
>>> file instead of existing driver:
>>> * In case of D_CAN driver we can see all the registers are 32bit length
>>> but in case of C_CAN registers are in 16bit length.
>>
>> How many bits in these 32 bit registers are used?
>
> In some cases (D_CAN_TXRQ, D_CAN_INTPND, D_CAN_MSGVAL) I have used all the
> bits, in some cases used few bits.
>
> Roughly I can say that its (higher 16bits) % of usages is similar as compare
> to 16bits
>
> While checking the status of TXRequest registers and INT pending register,
> which is a hot code path, we have to put if checks for register access.

The c_can already has a c_can_read_reg32() function. It's for example
used in the rx_poll function. You can make it a function pointer (i.e.
pric->read_reg32()) for easy abstraction.

>>> * Some of the registers, bit masks are different, so we have to add
>>> checks on every API for differentiating the kind of device
>>
>> Which registers are this? Can you give us an example?
>
> I am pointing out some of the resisters
> * Single registers in case of D_CAN but multiple register in case of C_CAN
> So masks will change MASK, ARB, INTPND
> * D_CAN_IFCMD is the combination of COMM request and COMM mask registers

Maybe you can use the read_reg32 function on both c_can and d_can.

regards, Marc

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