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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/3] arm64: imx8mq: add imx8mq iomux-gpr field defines
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On Wed, 2019-08-21 at 19:42 +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 01:07:52PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Since it's not an external pin i opted to use MUX_MMIO instead which
> seems like a good fit here. Does that make sense?

Yes, I agree. The i.MX6 display subsystem predates the mux framework,
otherwise I would have used it for the LVDS and HDMI muxes in the first
place. We should probably switch imx-drm over as well, in a backwards
compatible fashion. The &mux definitions are already there in
arch/arm/boot/dts/imx6q.dtsi.

regards
Philipp

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