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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pwm: cros-ec: Let cros_ec_pwm_get_state() return the last applied state
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On 9/10/19 12:16, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 10:56:35AM +0100, Daniel Thompson wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 11:27:13AM +0200, Enric Balletbo i Serra wrote:
>>> Hi Uwe,
>>>
>>> Adding Daniel and Lee to the discussion ...
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>> On 8/10/19 22:31, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 06:33:15PM +0200, Enric Balletbo i Serra wrote:
>>>>>> A few thoughts to your approach here ...:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - Would it make sense to only store duty_cycle and enabled in the
>>>>>> driver struct?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, in fact, my first approach (that I didn't send) was only storing enabled
>>>>> and duty cycle. For some reason I ended storing the full pwm_state struct, but I
>>>>> guess is not really needed.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> - Which driver is the consumer of your pwm? If I understand correctly
>>>>>> the following sequence is the bad one:
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The consumer is the pwm_bl driver. Actually I'n trying to identify
>>>>> other consumers.
>>>>
>>>
>>> So far, the pwm_bl driver is the only consumer of cros-ec-pwm.
>>>
>>>> Ah, I see why I missed to identify the problem back when I checked this
>>>> driver. The problem is not that .duty_cycle isn't set but there .enabled
>>>> isn't set. So maybe we just want:
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.c b/drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.c
>>>> index 2201b8c78641..0468c6ee4448 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.c
>>>> @@ -123,6 +123,7 @@ static int pwm_backlight_update_status(struct backlight_device *bl)
>>>> if (brightness > 0) {
>>>> pwm_get_state(pb->pwm, &state);
>>>> state.duty_cycle = compute_duty_cycle(pb, brightness);
>>>> + state.enabled = true;
>>>> pwm_apply_state(pb->pwm, &state);
>>>> pwm_backlight_power_on(pb);
>>>> } else
>>>>
>>>> ? On a side note: It's IMHO strange that pwm_backlight_power_on
>>>> reconfigures the PWM once more.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Looking again to the pwm_bl code, now, I am not sure this is correct (although
>>> it probably solves the problem for me).
>>
>> Looking at the pwm_bl code I wouldn't accept the above as it is but I'd
>> almost certainly accept a patch to pwm_bl to move the PWM enable/disable
>> out of both the power on/off functions so the duty-cycle/enable or
>> disable can happen in one go within the update_status function. I don't
>> think such a change would interfere with the power and enable sequencing
>> needed by panels and it would therefore be a nice continuation of the
>> work to convert over to the pwm_apply_state() API.
>
> OK for me. Enric, do you care enough to come up with a patch for pwm_bl?
> I'd expect that this alone should already fix your issue.
>

Yes, I'll work on a proposal and send. Thanks you all.

Regards,
Enric

>> None of the above has anything to do with what is right or wrong for
>> the PWM API evolution. Of course, if this thread does conclude that it
>> is OK the duty cycle of a disabled PWM to be retained for some drivers
>> and not others then I'd hope to see some WARN_ON()s added to the PWM
>> framework to help bring problems to the surface with all drivers.
>
> I think it's not possible to add a reliable WARN_ON for that issue. It
> is quite expected that .get_state returns something that doesn't
> completely match the requested configuration. So if a consumer requests
>
> .duty_cycle = 1
> .period = 100000000
> .enabled = false
>
> pwm_get_state possibly returns .duty_cycle = 0 even for drivers/hardware
> that has a concept of duty_cycle for disabled hardware.
>
> A bit this is addressed in https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1147517/.
>
> Best regards
> Uwe
>

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