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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/3] IIO: Direct digital synthesis abi documentation
On 12/02/10 12:21, michael.hennerich@analog.com wrote:
> From: Michael Hennerich <michael.hennerich@analog.com>
>
> Proposed ABI documentation
>
Hi Michael,

Couple of comments inline.

I've raised a few questions that I don't have a clear answer two.

The other comments are nitpicks about exact ordering of the elements
of the attribute names.

> Signed-off-by: Michael Hennerich <michael.hennerich@analog.com>
> ---
> .../staging/iio/Documentation/sysfs-bus-iio-dds | 103 ++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 103 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 drivers/staging/iio/Documentation/sysfs-bus-iio-dds
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/iio/Documentation/sysfs-bus-iio-dds b/drivers/staging/iio/Documentation/sysfs-bus-iio-dds
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..2c99889
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/staging/iio/Documentation/sysfs-bus-iio-dds
> @@ -0,0 +1,103 @@
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_freqY
Here we deviate a little from what we did with input channels.
In that case there was the existing interface (from hwmon) to match
so we already had an _input designation to tell us that the number
was in the relevant base units (here it would be Hz). Hence we added
a _raw label to say it wasn't and tell userspace to apply scale and offset.
This is stretching a point somewhat, but looking at the hwmon docs, they
have pwmX_freq as a value in Hz. That's obviously going to make consistency
rather tricky to achieve!

Do you think we should leave all _freq without modifier as being in Hz and
have ddsX_freqY_raw. Or should we rely on userspace verifying if there are
appropriate scale / offset parameters to be applied and hence working out
for itself whether the value in ddsX_freqY is in Hz or not?

I'm think I marginally favour leaving it as you have it here but others may
have different opinions.
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Stores frequency into tuning word register Y.
> + There can be more than one ddsX_freqY file, which allows for
> + pin controlled FSK Frequency Shift Keying
> + (ddsX_pincontrol_freq_en is active) or the user can control
> + the desired active tuning word by writing Y to the
> + ddsX_freqsymbol file.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_freq_scaleY
Would the association be clearer if we went with ddsX_freqY_scale? I think
that is more consistent with what we have elsewhere in IIO (though this particular
double index case hasn't happened before)
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Scale to be applied to ddsX_freqY in order to obtain the
> + desired value in Hz. If shared across all frequency registers
> + Y is not present.
Please add that it is also possible X is not present if shared across
all channels. In weird cases X might not be present whilst Y is...
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_freqsymbol
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Specifies the active output frequency tuning word. The value
> + corresponds to the Y in ddsX_freqY. To exit this mode the user
> + can write ddsX_pincontrol_freq_en or ddsX_out_disable file.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_phaseY
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Stores phase into phase register Y.
> + There can be more than one ddsX_phaseY file, which allows for
> + pin controlled PSK Phase Shift Keying
> + (ddsX_pincontrol_phase_en is active) or the user can
> + control the desired phase Y which is added to the phase
> + accumulator output by writing Y to the en_phase file.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_phase_scaleY
Same reordering suggestion as per the frequency one above.
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Scale to be applied to ddsX_phaseY in order to obtain the
> + desired value in rad. If shared across all phase registers
> + Y is not present.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_phasesymbol
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Specifies the active phase Y which is added to the phase
> + accumulator output. The value corresponds to the Y in
> + ddsX_phaseY. To exit this mode the user can write
> + ddsX_pincontrol_phase_en or disable file.
> +

It might make sense to group the next three by having multiple What lines
and then an explanation covering all three.
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_pincontrol_en
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Both, the active frequency and phase is controlled by the
> + respective phase and frequency control inputs.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_pincontrol_freq_en
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + The active frequency is controlled by the respective
> + frequency control/select inputs.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_pincontrol_phase_en
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + The active phase is controlled by the respective
> + phase control/select inputs.
> +
Could group the next two sections of documentation into one and describe
both versions together. See how it's done in the latest main IIO docs.
I think it tends to make it apparent when there are multiple very similar
attributes that may affect the same signals.
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_out_disable
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Disables any signal generation on all outputs.
With the X in there you need to say for dds X.
On everything else so far we have tended to go with enable attributes rather than
this way around. Why do it as disable here?
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_outY_disable
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Disables any signal generation on output Y.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_outY_wavetype
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Specifies the output waveform.
> + (sine, triangle, ramp, square, ...)
> + For a list of available output waveform options read
> + available_output_modes.
> +
> +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/device[n]/ddsX_outY_available_wavetypes
Convention so far in IIO (because it's easy to handle in code) would make this
ddsX_outY_wavetype_available.
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.37
> +Contact: linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
> +Description:
> + Lists all available output waveform options.
> --
> 1.6.0.2
Thanks

Jonathan



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