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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5] iio: accel: mma8452: improvements to handle multiple events
On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:00:35 +0200
Martin Kepplinger <martink@posteo.de> wrote:

> Am 10. September 2017 15:44:24 MESZ schrieb Jonathan Cameron <jic23@kernel.org>:
> >On Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:06:37 -0400
> >harinath Nampally <harinath922@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> > I agree with your understanding. It's a rising threshold, just
> >that the input
> >> > will only reflect high frequency changes in the signal.
> >> Thank you for the clarification. I am hoping this gets merged in the
> >> next window if no other issues.
> >
> >There is still the open question to Martin on what he meant in his
> >review to be addressed.
> >
> >Martin, any comments on this?
> >
> >I'm really looking for an OK from Martin before I take this one.
> >Plenty of time though given the merge window is still open!
>
> I had a look at v6 of this.
>
doh. I hadn't registered there was a v6!
> >
> >I'm travelling this week so response may be a bit random depending
> >on conference wifi and how interesting the material is ;)
>
> enjoy,

Thanks ;)
>
> martin
>
> >
> >Jonathan
> >
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Hari
> >>
> >> On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 12:24 PM, Jonathan Cameron <jic23@kernel.org>
> >wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:01:16 -0400
> >> > harinath Nampally <harinath922@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> > We should never say "transient is for rising
> >> >> > direction" or "ff_mt is for falling direction". any combination
> >is fine.
> >> >>
> >> >> Ok I agree that there is no hard and fast rule that "transient is
> >for rising
> >> >> direction" or "ff_mt is for falling direction".
> >> >> But in our case, datasheet for these chips define these events
> >based on
> >> >> acceleration magnitude rising or falling below a set threshold
> >value.
> >> >>
> >> >> For quick reference, below excerpts are from fxls8471 datasheet:
> >> >> Motion Event: "When the acceleration exceeds a set threshold for a
> >set
> >> >> amount of time,
> >> >> the motion interrupt is asserted."
> >> >>
> >> >> Freefall event: "The detection of “Freefall” involves the
> >monitoring
> >> >> of the X, Y, and Z axes
> >> >> for the condition where the acceleration magnitude is below a
> >> >> user-specified threshold
> >> >> for a user-definable amount of time"
> >> >>
> >> >> Transient event: "When the high-pass filter is bypassed, the
> >> >> functionality becomes
> >> >> similar to the motion-detection function; in this mode,
> >acceleration
> >> >> greater than
> >> >> a programmable threshold is detected (along an axis)."
> >> >>
> >> >> Therefore I think in this driver freefall event is defined as
> >> >> 'falling' event type and
> >> >> motion event is defined as 'rising' event type and Transient is
> >also defined as
> >> >> 'rising' event type.
> >> >> As you might already know that mma8562 and mma8563 doesn't have
> >> >> transient event support
> >> >> but they do have freefall and motion event support which are
> >defined
> >> >> as 'fall' and 'rise'
> >> >> event types respectively. Please note in this driver, motion event
> >is
> >> >> enabled/configured only
> >> >> for mma8652 and mma8653.
> >> >> Therefore if I read/write sysfs node for 'rise' it should use the
> >> >> FF_MT registers for mma8652 and mma853, but for all others like
> >> >> mma8451, mma8452 and
> >> >> mma8453 which has transient event support it picks the Transient
> >> >> registers if enabled. Also please
> >> >> note transient event is enabled(but not motion event) for mma8451,
> >> >> mma8452 and mma8453.
> >> >> The problem seems like we have two different events(motion and
> >> >> transient) that are defined
> >> >> as same event type 'rising' but in fact both motion and transient
> >are
> >> >> pretty much similar as they
> >> >> both raise interrupt flag when the acceleration magnitude rises
> >above
> >> >> the threshold.
> >> >> Only difference is transient event has its own event config
> >registers
> >> >> with High pass filter.
> >> >> If HPF bypassed using config register transient event acts like
> >motion
> >> >> detection event.
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> That was my understanding but please correct me if I am wrong.
> >> >
> >> > I agree with your understanding. It's a rising threshold, just
> >that the input
> >> > will only reflect high frequency changes in the signal.
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> > Only freefall mode needs one fix: remembering to which set of
> >registers to fall back when
> >> >> > disabling it.
> >> >>
> >> >> I don't quite understand what you mean by 'to fall back when
> >disabling
> >> >> it'. Please elaborate. I would
> >> >> appreciate if you could suggest your logic in the form of
> >pseudo-code.
> >> >> Thanks for your time
> >> >>
> >> > ...
>

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