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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/9] misc: minimal mux subsystem and gpio-based mux controller
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On 2016-12-31 17:19, Jonathan Cameron wrote:
> On 30/11/16 08:16, Peter Rosin wrote:
>> Add a new minimalistic subsystem that handles multiplexer controllers.
>> When multiplexers are used in various places in the kernel, and the
>> same multiplexer controller can be used for several independent things,
>> there should be one place to implement support for said multiplexer
>> controller.
>>
>> A single multiplexer controller can also be used to control several
>> parallel multiplexers, that are in turn used by different subsystems
>> in the kernel, leading to a need to coordinate multiplexer accesses.
>> The multiplexer subsystem handles this coordination.
>>
>> This new mux controller subsystem initially comes with a single backend
>> driver that controls gpio based multiplexers. Even though not needed by
>> this initial driver, the mux controller subsystem is prepared to handle
>> chips with multiple (independent) mux controllers.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Peter Rosin <peda@axentia.se>
> Few trivial bits inline + question of whether misc is the right location..
> It's small, but not totally trivial as subsystems go, so perhaps it needs it's
> own directory.

In [9/9] you come to the conclusion that muxes should have their own
directory, but do you think it should be
drivers/mux/*
or
drivers/misc/mux/*
?

>> ---
>> Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt | 6 +-
>> MAINTAINERS | 2 +
>> drivers/misc/Kconfig | 30 ++++
>> drivers/misc/Makefile | 2 +
>> drivers/misc/mux-core.c | 311 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> drivers/misc/mux-gpio.c | 138 +++++++++++++++
>> include/linux/mux.h | 197 +++++++++++++++++++++
>> 7 files changed, 685 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> create mode 100644 drivers/misc/mux-core.c
>> create mode 100644 drivers/misc/mux-gpio.c
>> create mode 100644 include/linux/mux.h
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt b/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
>> index ca9d1eb46bc0..d64ede85b61b 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt
>> @@ -330,7 +330,11 @@ MEM
>> devm_kzalloc()
>>
>> MFD
>> - devm_mfd_add_devices()
> Technically should be in a separate cleanup patch...
>> + devm_mfd_add_devices()
>> +
>> +MUX
>> + devm_mux_control_get()
>> + devm_mux_control_put()
>>
>> PER-CPU MEM
>> devm_alloc_percpu()
>> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
>> index 3d4d0efc2b64..dc7498682752 100644
>> --- a/MAINTAINERS
>> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
>> @@ -8407,6 +8407,8 @@ MULTIPLEXER SUBSYSTEM
>> M: Peter Rosin <peda@axentia.se>
>> S: Maintained
>> F: Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/mux-*
>> +F: include/linux/mux.h
>> +F: drivers/misc/mux-*
>>
>> MULTISOUND SOUND DRIVER
>> M: Andrew Veliath <andrewtv@usa.net>
>> diff --git a/drivers/misc/Kconfig b/drivers/misc/Kconfig
>> index 64971baf11fa..2ce675e410c5 100644
>> --- a/drivers/misc/Kconfig
>> +++ b/drivers/misc/Kconfig
>> @@ -766,6 +766,36 @@ config PANEL_BOOT_MESSAGE
>> An empty message will only clear the display at driver init time. Any other
>> printf()-formatted message is valid with newline and escape codes.
>>
>> +menuconfig MULTIPLEXER
>> + bool "Multiplexer subsystem"
>> + help
>> + Multiplexer controller subsystem. Multiplexers are used in a
>> + variety of settings, and this subsystem abstracts their use
>> + so that the rest of the kernel sees a common interface. When
>> + multiple parallel multiplexers are controlled by one single
>> + multiplexer controller, this subsystem also coordinates the
>> + multiplexer accesses.
>> +
>> + If unsure, say no.
>> +
> Fun question of the day. Is misc the place to put this or should it
> have it's own directory. I'd go for own directory...

I thought it too small for its own dir and that it could always be
moved later. But I don't really care...

> On the plus side, whilst it's in misc you get to pester Greg and Arnd
> for review.

I know :-]

>> +if MULTIPLEXER
>> +
>> +config MUX_GPIO
>> + tristate "GPIO-controlled Multiplexer"
>> + depends on OF && GPIOLIB
>> + help
>> + GPIO-controlled Multiplexer controller.
>> +
>> + The driver builds a single multiplexer controller using a number
>> + of gpio pins. For N pins, there will be 2^N possible multiplexer
>> + states. The GPIO pins can be connected (by the hardware) to several

*snip*

>> +
>> +void mux_chip_free(struct mux_chip *mux_chip)
>> +{
>> + if (!mux_chip)
>> + return;
> I'd drop a blank line in here. Slightly nicer to read.
Right.

>> + put_device(&mux_chip->dev);
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(mux_chip_free);

*snip*

>> +
>> +static int mux_gpio_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>> +{
>> + struct device *dev = &pdev->dev;
>> + struct device_node *np = pdev->dev.of_node;
>> + struct mux_chip *mux_chip;
>> + struct mux_gpio *mux_gpio;
>> + int pins;
>> + u32 idle_state;
>> + int ret;
>> +
>> + if (!np)
>> + return -ENODEV;
>> +
>> + pins = gpiod_count(dev, "mux");
>> + if (pins < 0)
>> + return pins;
>> +
>> + mux_chip = mux_chip_alloc(dev, 1, sizeof(*mux_gpio) +
>> + pins * sizeof(*mux_gpio->val));
>> + if (!mux_chip)
>> + return -ENOMEM;
> Rather feels like mux_chip_alloc is a good candidate for a managed
> allocator. Might be worth doing the register as well then the remove
> below would go away. I guess perhaps not that worthwhile as not many
> mux types are likely to ever exist...

To me it seemed like too much extra support code for just two drivers.
And it can always be added later if/when more mux drivers show up...

>> +
>> + mux_gpio = mux_chip_priv(mux_chip);
>> + mux_gpio->val = (int *)(mux_gpio + 1);

*snip*

Cheers,
peda

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