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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] dt-bindings: gpio: Add Spreadtrum EIC controller documentation
Hi Linus,

On 13 February 2018 at 16:28, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
> Hi Baolin!
>
> Thank you for your patch.
>
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Baolin Wang <baolin.wang@linaro.org> wrote:
>
>> This patch adds the device tree bindings for the Spreadtrum EIC
>> controller. The EIC can be recognized as one special type of GPIO,
>
> s/recognized as one/seen as a/g

Sorry for the typos.

>
>> which can only be used as input.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Baolin Wang <baolin.wang@linaro.org>
>
>> +The EIC is the abbreviation of external interrupt controller, which
>> +is only can be used as input mode. The EIC controller includes 4
>
> can be used only in input mode.

OK.

>
>> +sub-modules: EIC-Debounce, EIC-Latch, EIC-Async, EIC-Sync.
>
> Are they four sub-modules that are always synthesized into the
> silicon at the same time, or do you mean that when producing the
> hardware, the designer will choose one of these four types (it looks
> like that from the example).

Usually they are all synthesized into the silicon, but not always. For
our PMIC EIC, we only have one debounce EIC.

>
>> +
>> +The EIC-debounce sub-module provides up to 8 source input signal
>> +connection.
>
> connections.
>
>> A debounce machanism is used to
>
> mechanism
>
>> capture input signal's
>
> capture the input signals'

Sure.

>
> (note plural signals genitive)
>
>> +stable status (ms grade)
>
> is that millisecond resolution you mean?

Yes.

>
>> and a single-trigger mechanism is introduced
>> +into this sub-module to enhance the input event detection reliability.
>> +In addition, this sub-module's clock can be shut-off automatically to
>
> no dash in "shut off"

OK.

>
>> +reduce power dissipation. The debounce range is from 1ms to 4s with
>> +the step of 1ms.
>
> a step size of

OK.

>
>> If the input signal is shorter than 1ms, it will be
>> +omitted as this sub-module.
>
> I don't understand the last part, do you mean the signal will be ignored
> if it is asserted for less than 1 ms?

Yes, sorry for confusing, and I will modify this part.

>
>> +The EIC-latch sub-module is used to latch some special input signal
>
> signals (plural)
>
> What is special about them?

Ah, I will describe them in next version after making sure with my colleagues.

>
>> +and send interrupts to MCU core, and it can provide up to 8 latch
>> +source input signal connection.
>
> connections (plural)
>
>> +The EIC-async sub-module uses 32k clock
>
> a 32kHz clock
>
>> to capture short signal
>
> to capture the short signal

OK.

>
>> +(us grade)
>
> Do you mean "microsecond granularity"?

Yes.

>
>> to generate interrupt to MCU by level or edge trigger.
>
> What is MCU? I think you can just omit it, it could be integrated
> elsewhere.

Sure, I will remove it.

>
>> +The EIC-sync is similar with GPIO's input function.
>
> Do you mean that the EIC-sync module is a synchronized signal input
> register? Please write that.

Yes. OK.

>
>> +Required properties:
>> +- compatible: Should be one of the following:
>> + "sprd,sc9860-eic-debounce",
>> + "sprd,sc9860-eic-latch",
>> + "sprd,sc9860-eic-async",
>> + "sprd,sc9860-eic-sync",
>> + "sprd,sc27xx-eic-debounce".
>
> So it looks like there is one at the time, so in the SC9860
> all four modules exist, but at different addresses?

Yes.

>
> (...)
>> +Example:
>> + eic_debounce: eic@40210000 {
>> + compatible = "sprd,sc9860-eic-debounce";
>> + reg = <0 0x40210000 0 0x80>;
>
> So does this mean that this is a debounced-only EIC?

Yes.

>
> There are latch, async and sync versions somewhere else in
> memory? Or there could be? And they are never say debounce
> and latch at the same time? Etc?

I did not list latch, async, and sync EIC. They are different
sub-modules and they can be listed at the same time. I will add other
device nodes in next version. Thanks for your comments.

>
> Yours,
> Linus Walleij



--
Baolin.wang
Best Regards

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