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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] iio: add LM3533 ambient-light-sensor driver
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 09:48:23AM +0100, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On 05/18/2012 02:07 PM, Johan Hovold wrote:
> > Add sub-driver for the ambient-light-sensor interface on National
> > Semiconductor / TI LM3533 lighting power chips.
> >
> > The sensor interface can be used to control the LEDs and backlights of
> > the chip through defining five light zones and three sets of
> > corresponding brightness target levels.
> >
> > The driver provides raw and mean adc readings along with the current
> > light zone through sysfs. A threshold event can be generated on zone
> > changes.
>
> Hi Johan,
>
> I hate to be a pain with this one, but it's a complex beast and I'd
> really like to get the interface right first time - particularly as
> you are going in after the move out of staging.
>
>
> Queries for you.
> 1) Ordering in the probe function. Normally expect iio_device_register
> to be the last call. Why not here?
> 2) Worth combining enable / disable into one as very similar functions?
> 3) Suspicious code in als_set_input_mode
>
> Naming of the target values. I think we can make the naming of these
> fit in much better with the normal abi which is going to be all for the
> good in the long run. They are basically current output channels
> with a controllable set of steps (where we don't have direct control
> of which one we are in). This is very similar to the frequency controls
> on some of Analog's dds that we have a well defined interface for.
>
> More detail below, but in summary.
>
> out_currentX_currentY_raw for channel X value for zone Y.
>
> Jonathan
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > ---
> >
> > Note that addition of r_select to the platform data probably needs to go
> > in via mfd.
> >
> >
> > v2:
> > - reimplement using iio
> > - add sysfs-ABI documentation
> > v3
> > - use indexed channel
> > - fix sysfs-ABI documentation typo and style
> > - replace gain attribute with in_illuminance0_calibscale
> > - add calibscale to platform data
> > - fix adc register definitions
> > - replace to_lm3533_dev_attr macro with inline function
> > - fix device used for error reporting at irq allocation
> > - use iio device for error reporting during setup/enable
> > - rebase on staging-next
> > - fix header include paths
> > - use dev_to_iio_dev
> > - add IIO_CHAN_INFO_RAW to info mask
> > - use iio_device_{alloc,free}
> > v4
> > - move to driver/iio/light
> > - add events/in_illuminance0_threshY_hysteresis attributes
> > - fix device zone-boundary quirkiness
> > - clean up attribute handling
> > - replace calibscale with device-specific r_select attribute
> >
> >
> > .../ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio-light-lm3533-als | 64 ++
> > drivers/iio/Kconfig | 1 +
> > drivers/iio/Makefile | 1 +
> > drivers/iio/light/Kconfig | 22 +
> > drivers/iio/light/Makefile | 5 +
> > drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c | 941 ++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/mfd/lm3533.h | 1 +
> > 7 files changed, 1035 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio-light-lm3533-als
> > create mode 100644 drivers/iio/light/Kconfig
> > create mode 100644 drivers/iio/light/Makefile
> > create mode 100644 drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio-light-lm3533-als b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio-light-lm3533-als
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..7ea1770
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio-light-lm3533-als
> > @@ -0,0 +1,64 @@
> > +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:deviceX/r_select
> > +Date: April 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Set the ALS internal pull-down resistor for analog input mode
> > + (1..127), such that,
> > +
> > + R_als = 200000 / r_select (ohm)
> > +
> > + This setting is ignored in PWM-mode (input is always high
> > + impedance in PWM-mode).
> > +
> > +What: /sys/.../events/in_illuminance0_thresh_either_en
> > +Date: April 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Event generated when channel passes one of the four thresholds
> > + in each direction (rising|falling) and a zone change occurs.
> > + The corresponding light zone can be read from
> > + in_illuminance0_zone.
> > +
> > +What: /sys/.../events/in_illuminance0_threshY_hysteresis
> > +Date: May 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Get the hysteresis for thresholds Y, that is,
> > +
> > + threshY_hysteresis = threshY_raising - threshY_falling
> > +
> > +What: /sys/.../events/illuminance_threshY_falling_value
> > +What: /sys/.../events/illuminance_threshY_raising_value
> > +Date: April 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Specifies the value of threshold that the device is
> > + comparing against for the events enabled by
> > + in_illuminance0_thresh_either_en, where Y in 0..3.
> > +
> > + Note that threshY_falling must be less than or equal to
> > + threshY_raising.
> > +
> > + These thresholds correspond to the eight zone-boundary
> > + registers (boundaryY_{low,high}) and defines the five light
> > + zones.
> > +
> > +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:deviceX/in_illuminance0_zone
> > +Date: April 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Get the current light zone (0..4) as defined by the
> > + in_illuminance0_threshY_{falling,rising} thresholds.
> > +
> > +What: /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:deviceX/targetY_Z
> > +Date: April 2012
> > +KernelVersion: 3.5
> > +Contact: Johan Hovold <jhovold@gmail.com>
> > +Description:
> > + Set the target brightness for ALS-mapper Y in light zone Z
> > + (0..255), where Y in 1..3 and Z in 0..4.
>
> What are the units of this?

The datasheet reads "percent of the full-scale current" (actually depends
somewhat on whether the als is in linear or exponential mode). When the
leds or backlights are in PWM-mode (not the ALS necessarily), these
values are interpreted as a scale factor which is applied to the output
current determined by the PWM-signal.

Either way it could indeed be considered a raw output current (which
could be manipulated later by various factors).

> Also arguably is it not the als that this is related to, but rather
> the light source?

Well, it would be a raw output, mapping the measured LUX.

> A quick datasheet browse says that these are current targets? If so I
> wonder if we can make that explicit... Could treat them as 3 output
> channels and have indexed values like we do for frequencies in dds
> devices (where external hardware is controlling them.

I think I like this.

> Hmm. lets see.
>
> out_currentX_currentY_raw
> (the double naming is a bit clunky but corresponds to frequency devices
> where we have
> out_altvoltageX_frequencyY_raw
>
> Hence we'd treat you 3 mapers as indexed channels 0,1,2 and the zones
> as indexed values they can take 0,1,2,3,4
> out_currentX_raw is not read only and gives you the current for whichever
> zone the device is currently in.

I take it you mean "out_currentX_raw is read only".

> This may seem convoluted but I'd really rather have something generalizable
> for this if we possibly can. We'd still need documentation to say what is
> controlling these, but at least they'd fit within our more general abi.
>
> What do you think?

I like it. From a user perspective it's mainly a change of names (and
indexes). But conceptually it's perhaps more clear: the als maps it's
input to an output current, which, just like a PWM-signal, could be used
as an input to the LEDs and backlights to determine their outputs.

I'd have to modify the LED and backlight interfaces somewhat to reflect
the changed indexes and terminology (e.g. "output channel" rather
than "ALS mapper"). Something like:

als_en -- enable als input mode (0,1)
als_channel -- which out_currentX to use as input (0..2) in
als input mode

So to summarise, we get the following new sysfs-entries for the ALS
(where the first set replace targetX_Y):

out_currentX_currentY_raw r/w, (0..255), X in 0..2, Y in 0..4
out_currentX_raw ro (0..255), X in 0..2

Is there any support in core for the first set or should I simply
rename my target attributes?

Thanks,
Johan


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