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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 1/9] pinctrl: sunxi: Support I/O bias voltage setting on A80
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 4:14 PM Linus Walleij <> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 4:32 AM Chen-Yu Tsai <> wrote:
> > The A80 SoC has configuration registers for I/O bias voltage. Incorrect
> > settings would make the affected peripherals inoperable in some cases,
> > such as Ethernet RGMII signals biased at 2.5V with the settings still
> > at 3.3V. However low speed signals such as MDIO on the same group of
> > pins seem to be unaffected.
> >
> > Previously there was no way to know what the actual voltage used was,
> > short of hard-coding a value in the device tree. With the new pin bank
> > regulator supply support in place, the driver can now query the
> > regulator for its voltage, and if it's valid (as opposed to being the
> > dummy regulator), set the bias voltage setting accordingly.
> >
> > Add a quirk to denote the presence of the configuration registers, and
> > a function to set the correct setting based on the voltage read back
> > from the regulator.
> >
> > This is only done when the regulator is first acquired and enabled.
> > While it would be nice to have a notifier on the regulator so that when
> > the voltage changes, the driver can update the setting, in practice no
> > board currently supports dynamic changing of the I/O voltages.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Chen-Yu Tsai <>
> Hi Chen-Yu,
> thanks for the patch! I tried to apply it on the pinctrl devel branch
> (for v5.1) but it failed to apply, I assume because it depends on
> the fixes that I just sent to Torvalds.
> Shall we proceed like this that I merge v5.0-rc6 as soon as it is
> out and then try to apply this on top of that instead, so we get
> rid of this conflict?

Sure. That sounds like a good plan.


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