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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2 v9] serial: mctrl_gpio: Check if GPIO property exisits before requesting it
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Hi Geert,

On 24.06.19 17:35, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 5:29 PM Stefan Roese <sr@denx.de> wrote:
>> On 24.06.19 10:42, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:24 AM Stefan Roese <sr@denx.de> wrote:
>>>> This patch adds a check for the GPIOs property existence, before the
>>>> GPIO is requested. This fixes an issue seen when the 8250 mctrl_gpio
>>>> support is added (2nd patch in this patch series) on x86 platforms using
>>>> ACPI.
>>>>
>>>> Here Mika's comments from 2016-08-09:
>>>>
>>>> "
>>>> I noticed that with v4.8-rc1 serial console of some of our Broxton
>>>> systems does not work properly anymore. I'm able to see output but input
>>>> does not work.
>>>>
>>>> I bisected it down to commit 4ef03d328769eddbfeca1f1c958fdb181a69c341
>>>> ("tty/serial/8250: use mctrl_gpio helpers").
>>>>
>>>> The reason why it fails is that in ACPI we do not have names for GPIOs
>>>> (except when _DSD is used) so we use the "idx" to index into _CRS GPIO
>>>> resources. Now mctrl_gpio_init_noauto() goes through a list of GPIOs
>>>> calling devm_gpiod_get_index_optional() passing "idx" of 0 for each. The
>>>> UART device in Broxton has following (simplified) ACPI description:
>>>>
>>>> Device (URT4)
>>>> {
>>>> ...
>>>> Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () {
>>>> GpioIo (Exclusive, PullDefault, 0x0000, 0x0000, IoRestrictionOutputOnly,
>>>> "\\_SB.GPO0", 0x00, ResourceConsumer)
>>>> {
>>>> 0x003A
>>>> }
>>>> GpioIo (Exclusive, PullDefault, 0x0000, 0x0000, IoRestrictionOutputOnly,
>>>> "\\_SB.GPO0", 0x00, ResourceConsumer)
>>>> {
>>>> 0x003D
>>>> }
>>>> })
>>>>
>>>> In this case it finds the first GPIO (0x003A which happens to be RX pin
>>>> for that UART), turns it into GPIO which then breaks input for the UART
>>>> device. This also breaks systems with bluetooth connected to UART (those
>>>> typically have some GPIOs in their _CRS).
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas how to fix this?
>>>>
>>>> We cannot just drop the _CRS index lookup fallback because that would
>>>> break many existing machines out there so maybe we can limit this to
>>>> only DT enabled machines. Or alternatively probe if the property first
>>>> exists before trying to acquire the GPIOs (using
>>>> device_property_present()).
>>>> "
>>>>
>>>> This patch implements the fix suggested by Mika in his statement above.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Stefan Roese <sr@denx.de>
>
>>>> --- a/drivers/tty/serial/serial_mctrl_gpio.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/serial_mctrl_gpio.c
>
>>>> @@ -116,6 +117,19 @@ struct mctrl_gpios *mctrl_gpio_init_noauto(struct device *dev, unsigned int idx)
>>>>
>>>> for (i = 0; i < UART_GPIO_MAX; i++) {
>>>> enum gpiod_flags flags;
>>>> + char *gpio_str;
>>>> + bool present;
>>>> +
>>>> + /* Check if GPIO property exists and continue if not */
>>>> + gpio_str = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s-gpios",
>>>> + mctrl_gpios_desc[i].name);
>>>
>>> This will silently break DTBs using "(cts|dsr|dcd|rng|rts|dtr)-gpio" instead
>>> of "(cts|dsr|dcd|rng|rts|dtr)-gpios".
>>
>> Should both options be supported ("cts-gpio" vs "cts-gpios")?
>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/serial/serial.txt only mentions
>> the "-gpios" variant.
>
> Well, the "-gpio" variant is deprecated, but still supported by
> devm_gpiod_get_index_optional(), and there are active users in upstream
> DTS files.
>
> My main objection is (trying to) replicate the matching logic inside
> gpiolib.c, causing subtle semantic differences. And keeping it consistent,
> of course.
>
> It would be nice if this could be fixed inside acpi_find_gpio(), so
> users don't need to be updated. There may be other subsystems where
> the difference between DT and ACPI may cause issues, unbeknownst.

Sure, I can fix this. I would prefer to do this in a follow-up patch
though, if nobody objects.

Thanks,
Stefan

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