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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/3] arm64: imx8mq: add imx8mq iomux-gpr field defines
On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:10 PM Guido Günther <agx@sigxcpu.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:08:44AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 6:24 PM Guido Günther <agx@sigxcpu.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > This adds all the gpr registers and the define needed for selecting
> > > the input source in the imx-nwl drm bridge.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Guido Günther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
> > > +
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR0 0x00
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR1 0x04
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR2 0x08
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR3 0x0c
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR4 0x10
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR5 0x14
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR6 0x18
> > > +#define IOMUXC_GPR7 0x1c
> > (more of the same)
> >
> > huh?
>
> These are the names from the imx8MQ reference manual (general purpose
> registers, they lump together all sorts of things), it's the same on
> imx6/imx7):
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/include/linux/mfd/syscon/imx6q-iomuxc-gpr.h
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/include/linux/mfd/syscon/imx7-iomuxc-gpr.h
>
> > > +/* i.MX8Mq iomux gpr register field defines */
> > > +#define IMX8MQ_GPR13_MIPI_MUX_SEL BIT(2)
> >
> > I think this define should probably be local to the pinctrl driver, to
> > ensure that no other drivers fiddle with the registers manually.
>
> The purpose of these bits is for a driver to fiddle with them to select
> the input source. Similar on imx7 it's already used for e.g. the phy
> refclk in the pci controller:
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pci-imx6.c#n638

That one should likely use either the clk interface or the phy
interface instead.

> The GPRs are not about pad configuration but gather all sorts of things
> (section 8.2.4 of the imx8mq reference manual): pcie setup, dsi related
> bits so I don't think this should be done via a pinctrl
> driver. Should we handle that differently than on imx6/7?

It would be nice to fix the existing code as well, but for the moment,
I only think we should not add more of that.

Generally speaking, we can use syscon to do random things that don't
have a subsystem of their own, but we should not use it to do things
that have an existing driver framework like pinctrl, clock, reset, phy
etc.

Arnd

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