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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 REPOST 1/5] of: Add descriptions of thermtrip properties to Tegra PMC bindings
On 11/12/2014 02:29 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 02:07:51PM +0200, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
>> On 11/11/2014 08:37 AM, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>>> On 11/10/2014 10:12 PM, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
>>>> From: Mikko Perttunen <>
>>>> Hardware-triggered thermal reset requires configuring the I2C
>>>> reset procedure. This configuration is read from the device tree,
>>>> so document the relevant properties in the binding documentation.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Mikko Perttunen <>
>>>> Reviewed-by: Wei Ni <>
>>>> Tested-by: Wei Ni <>
>>>> ---
>>>> .../bindings/arm/tegra/nvidia,tegra20-pmc.txt | 24
>>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
>>>> diff --git
>>>> a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/tegra/nvidia,tegra20-pmc.txt
>>>> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/tegra/nvidia,tegra20-pmc.txt
>>>> index 68ac65f..dc13fb0 100644
>>>> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/tegra/nvidia,tegra20-pmc.txt
>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/tegra/nvidia,tegra20-pmc.txt
>>>> @@ -47,6 +47,21 @@ Required properties when nvidia,suspend-mode=<0>:
>>>> sleep mode, the warm boot code will restore some PLLs, clocks and
>>>> then
>>>> bring up CPU0 for resuming the system.
>>>> +Hardware-triggered thermal reset:
>>>> +On Tegra30, Tegra114 and Tegra124, if the 'i2c-thermtrip' subnode
>>>> exists,
>>>> +hardware-triggered thermal reset will be enabled.
>>>> +
>>>> +Required properties for hardware-triggered thermal reset (inside
>>>> 'i2c-thermtrip'):
>>>> +- nvidia,i2c-bus : Phandle to I2C bus containing the PMU
>>>> +- nvidia,bus-addr : Bus address of the PMU on the I2C bus
>>>> +- nvidia,reg-addr : I2C register address to write poweroff command to
>>>> +- nvidia,reg-data : Poweroff command to write to PMU
>>> This binding is taking two different routes to provide values to the
>>> driver:
>>> 1) It uses a phandle for i2c-bus (which must then be provided by another
>>> binding implemented in the two following patches)
>>> 2) It uses direct values for bus-addr, reg-addr and reg-data.
>>> Do we need to use both approaches? bus-addr could just as well be
>>> obtained through a phandle to the i2c device and reading its reg
>>> property. From this phandle you could also go back up to the bus, making
>>> the i2c-bus property unnecessary. reg-addr and reg-data cannot be
>>> specified that way, obviously.
>> This was in fact how I used to implement this, but Stephen or Thierry
>> pointed out that the reg property actually might not contain the correct
>> address (I think because the PMIC could have multiple addresses, and the one
>> in DT might not be the one that accepts the reset command).
>> The workaround for that was to either add this integer property for bus-addr
>> or add a new PMIC API for querying. I went for this as it is much simpler.
>>> Actually I think I'd prefer to see i2c-bus become an integer property
>>> instead of a phandle, because at the end of the day it is a value field
>>> of a particular register and the reference is only used to retrieve that
>>> value. It is not like we are actually going to call functions on the bus
>>> instance or change its state. And for the single purpose of retrieving
>>> that value, this binding requires the addition of a new property on the
>>> bus node that will probably never be used for something else.
>> And this was how I used to implement this even earlier, but Thierry objected
>> to that since it was duplicating information :)
> If I remember correctly what I was asking for was to derive as much as
> possible from simply a phandle. That is, what I was after is a phandle
> to the PMU and ideally a way for the PMU to pass back information about
> the register and value for the power off command.
> Given the lack of a PMU abstraction and how this is probably very Tegra
> specific I was okay with leaving reg-addr and reg-data in the DT. But if
> we can't derive even the slave address from a phandle along with the I2C
> bus master, then I think there remains little point in doing it this way
> at all.
> If we're going to duplicate three properties, adding a fourth isn't
> going to make it much worse.
> Thierry

Yeah, I guess that's sensible. I'll change the phandle to an integer if
that's preferred.


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