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Subject[PATCHv2 0/3] phy: Add exynos-simple-phy driver
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Hello everyone,

The Samsung SoCs from Exynos family are enhanced with a bunch of devices that
provide functionality of a physical layer for interfaces like USB, HDMI, SATA,
etc. They are controlled by a simple interface, often a single bit that enables
and/or resets the physical layer.

An IP driver should to control such a controller in an abstract manner.
Therefore, such 'enablers' were implemented as clocks in older versions of
Linux kernel. With the dawn of PHY subsystems, PHYs become a natural way of
exporting the 'enabler' functionality to drivers. However, there is an
unexpected consequence. Some of those 1-bit PHYs were implemented as separate
drivers. This means that one has to create a struct device, struct phy, its
phy provider and 100-150 lines of driver code to basically set one bit.

The DP phy driver is a good example:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/7/18/53

And simple-phy RFC (shares only driver code but not other resources):
https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/10/21/313

To avoid waste of resources I propose to create all such 1-bit phys from Exynos
SoC using a single device, driver and phy provider.

This patchset contains a proposed solution.

All comment are welcome.

Hopefully in future the functionality introduced by this patch may be merged
into a larger Power Management Unit (PMU) gluer driver. On Samsusng SoC , the
PMU part contains a number of register barely linked to power management (like
clock gating, clock dividers, CPU resetting, etc.). It may be tempting to
create a hybrid driver that export clocks/phys/etc that are controlled by PMU
unit.

Alternative solutions might be:
* exporting a regmap to the IP driver and allow the driver to control the PHY layer
like in the patch:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.samsung-soc/28617/focus=28648

* create a dedicated power domain for hdmiphy

Regards,
Tomasz Stanislawski

Changelog:
v2:
* rename to exynos-simple-phy
* fix usage of devm_ioremap()
* add documentation for DT bindings
* add patches to client drivers

v1: initial version

Tomasz Stanislawski (3):
phy: Add exynos-simple-phy driver
drm: exynos: hdmi: use hdmiphy as PHY
s5p-tv: hdmi: use hdmiphy as PHY

.../devicetree/bindings/phy/samsung-phy.txt | 24 +++
drivers/gpu/drm/exynos/exynos_hdmi.c | 11 +-
drivers/media/platform/s5p-tv/hdmi_drv.c | 11 +-
drivers/phy/Kconfig | 5 +
drivers/phy/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/phy/exynos-simple-phy.c | 154 ++++++++++++++++++++
6 files changed, 196 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 drivers/phy/exynos-simple-phy.c

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