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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] hwmon: pwm-fan: Update the duty cycle inorder to control the pwm-fan
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On Fri, 2015-04-10 at 06:09 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 04/10/2015 05:59 AM, Anand Moon wrote:
> > Hi Sjoerd,
> >
> > I don't much advance knowledge on internal signaling of pwm-samsung module.
> >
> > So do I need to send this patch again ?
> >
>
> From the context, it seems that the fix in hwmon would only paint
> over a problem in the actual pwm driver, correct ?

Yes/no/maybe :). Imho this is something to clarify in the pwm API
documentation. As currently all it says is:
"pwm_disable - stop a PWM output toggling",

Which is what the exynos driver does.

Thierry, could you clearify what the intention is here? I'm happy to
prepare a pwm driver patch if needed to solve this?

> If you resubmit the patch I would expect you to explain this in the
> commit log.
>
> Guenter
>
> > -Anand Moon
> >
> >
> > On 10 April 2015 at 17:30, Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd.simons@collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> >> Hey Anand,
> >>
> >> On Fri, 2015-04-10 at 16:58 +0530, Anand Moon wrote:
> >>> Hi Guenter/Lukasz,
> >>>
> >>> Earlier I send v2 version of the patch spiking this one.
> >>>
> >>> Markus Riechl came back to me with below mail.
> >>> So This patch confirms fixes the bug.
> >>>
> >>> I will send v3 version of the patch. Earlier I was in delima about the bug.
> >>>
> >>> -Anand Moon
> >>> -------------------------------------------
> >>> Hi Anand,
> >>>
> >>> I tested your patch.
> >>>
> >>> After booting the fan is spinning despite only 44°C.
> >>>
> >>> /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device0/curstate is 0.
> >>> /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon4/pwm1 is 0
> >>>
> >>> when I echo 1 > cur_state and then echo 0 > cur_state again,
> >>> the fan switches to off and behaves as expected.
> >>>
> >>> It looks like there is a bug in initializing the pwm output
> >>> immediately after booting.
> >>
> >> The problem here will be that at boot the PWM runs at full duty. With
> >> the current exynos PWM drive if you disable the PWM it will stop pulsing
> >> but remain high if it was at 100% duty. My patch on which you depend
> >> upon fixed a race where disabling the pwm right after changing the duty
> >> cycle (e.g. to 0%) also kept the signal high.
> >>
> >> From looking at other PWM users at the time it seemed that most if not
> >> all always first set to duty to 0% and then disable the pwm. Which
> >> should work fine on exynos now. However iirc Thierry recently clarified
> >> that the expected result of pwm_disable is not just that the modulation
> >> stops but also that the output signal goes low, although that's not very
> >> explicit in the current pwm documentation.. The exynos PWM driver will
> >> need another fix tweak to make that true.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Best Regards,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> --
> >>> Markus Reichl
> >>>
> >>> On 8 April 2015 at 23:19, Anand Moon <linux.amoon@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> Hi Guenter,
> >>>>
> >>>> Sorry my blunder mistake. Sorry for the noise.
> >>>>
> >>>> I just tested with spiking this patch and my observation and testing
> >>>> were wrong we can skip this patch.
> >>>>
> >>>> I will send an v2 patch series removing the patch 5 and patch 6.
> >>>>
> >>>> With correct dts changes.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks for pointing my mistake.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Anand Moon
> >>>>
> >>>> On 8 April 2015 at 22:23, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 09:32:05PM +0530, Anand Moon wrote:
> >>>>>> Hi Guenter,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Initially the board bootup the cooling level state is 0.
> >>>>>> So update the duty cycle and this power off the fan.
> >>>>>> As their is no state change the fan will not spin.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Once the temperature sensor is reached to alert temperature it changes state.
> >>>>>> With the state change the fan cools the CPU and then stop's
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I have observed this state change with tmon utility in linux/tools/thermal/tmon/
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> Sorry, I am missing something. I still don't see what problem you are fixing
> >>>>> with this patch. What behavior is wrong with the current code, and how does your
> >>>>> patch fix it ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Guenter
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> -Anand Moon
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On 8 April 2015 at 21:02, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> >>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 10:44:15AM +0200, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> >>>>>>>> Hi Anand,
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Below changes depend on following patch.
> >>>>>>>>> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/5944061/
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Update the pwm_config with duty then update the pwm_disable
> >>>>>>>>> to poweroff the cpu fan.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Unfortunately, the patch does not include an explanation why it is needed.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The original code presumably did not update the duty cycle because
> >>>>>>> pwm was about to be disabled anyway. That kind of made sense to me.
> >>>>>>> Updating the duty cycle to 0 just to disable the pwm channel right
> >>>>>>> afterwards does not immediately make sense.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Given that, I would expect to see a rationale here. Why is this patch needed ?
> >>>>>>> Does it fix a bug ? If yes, pelase describe the bug. If not, what is the
> >>>>>>> purpose of this patch ?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Maybe that is all explained in patch 0/6, which I was not copied on. Even
> >>>>>>> if so, the reationale will be needed in the changelog to explain to future
> >>>>>>> developers why this change was made.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>>> Guenter
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Tested on OdroidXU3 board.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Anand Moon <linux.amoon@gmail.com>
> >>>>>>>>> ---
> >>>>>>>>> drivers/hwmon/pwm-fan.c | 10 ++++------
> >>>>>>>>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/pwm-fan.c b/drivers/hwmon/pwm-fan.c
> >>>>>>>>> index 7c83dc4..f25c841 100644
> >>>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/hwmon/pwm-fan.c
> >>>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/pwm-fan.c
> >>>>>>>>> @@ -44,26 +44,24 @@ static int __set_pwm(struct pwm_fan_ctx *ctx,
> >>>>>>>>> unsigned long pwm) int ret = 0;
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> mutex_lock(&ctx->lock);
> >>>>>>>>> +
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> [ please refrain from unnecessary whitespace changes ]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> if (ctx->pwm_value == pwm)
> >>>>>>>>> goto exit_set_pwm_err;
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> - if (pwm == 0) {
> >>>>>>>>> - pwm_disable(ctx->pwm);
> >>>>>>>>> - goto exit_set_pwm;
> >>>>>>>>> - }
> >>>>>>>>> -
> >>>>>>>>> duty = DIV_ROUND_UP(pwm * (ctx->pwm->period - 1), MAX_PWM);
> >>>>>>>>> ret = pwm_config(ctx->pwm, duty, ctx->pwm->period);
> >>>>>>>>> if (ret)
> >>>>>>>>> goto exit_set_pwm_err;
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> + if (pwm == 0)
> >>>>>>>>> + pwm_disable(ctx->pwm);
> >>>>>>>>> +
> >>>>>>>>> if (ctx->pwm_value == 0) {
> >>>>>>>>> ret = pwm_enable(ctx->pwm);
> >>>>>>>>> if (ret)
> >>>>>>>>> goto exit_set_pwm_err;
> >>>>>>>>> }
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> -exit_set_pwm:
> >>>>>>>>> ctx->pwm_value = pwm;
> >>>>>>>>> exit_set_pwm_err:
> >>>>>>>>> mutex_unlock(&ctx->lock);
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Reviewed-by: Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@samsung.com>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> BTW: I've added Guenter to CC.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> --
> >>>>>>>> Best regards,
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Lukasz Majewski
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Samsung R&D Institute Poland (SRPOL) | Linux Platform Group
> >>
> >>
> >
>




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