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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/16] dt-bindings: net: dwmac: Add DW GMAC GPIOs properties
On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 01:28:06AM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 05:13:52PM -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 05:08:05PM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> > > Synopsys DesignWare Ethernet controllers can be synthesized with
> > > General-Purpose IOs support. GPIOs can work either as inputs or as outputs
> > > thus belong to the gpi_i and gpo_o ports respectively. The ports width
> > > (number of possible inputs/outputs) and the configuration registers layout
> > > depend on the IP-core version. For instance, DW GMAC can have from 0 to 4
> > > GPIs and from 0 to 4 GPOs, while DW xGMAC have a wider ports width up to
> > > 16 pins of each one.
> > >
> > > So the DW MAC DT-node can be equipped with "ngpios" property, which can't
> > > have a value greater than 32, standard GPIO-related properties like
> > > "gpio-controller" and "#gpio-cells", and, if GPIs are supposed to be
> > > detected, IRQ-controller related properties.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <Sergey.Semin@baikalelectronics.ru>
> > > ---
> > > .../devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> > > 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml
> > > index bdc437b14878..fcca23d3727e 100644
> > > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml
> > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml
> > > @@ -110,6 +110,23 @@ properties:
> > > reset-names:
> > > const: stmmaceth
> > >
> > > + ngpios:
> > > + description:
> > > + Total number of GPIOs the MAC supports. The property shall include both
> > > + the GPI and GPO ports width.
> > > + minimum: 1
> > > + maximum: 32
> >
>

> > Does the driver actually need this? I'd omit it if just to validate
> > consumers are in range.
>
> I can't say for all possible DW MAC IP-cores (I've got manuals for
> GMAC and xGMAC only), but at least DW GMAC can't have more than four
> GPIs and four GPOs, while XGMACs can be synthesized with up to 16
> each. That's why I've set the upper boundary here as 32. But the
> driver uses the ngpios property do determine the total number GPIOs
> the core has been synthesized. Th number of GPIs and GPOs will be
> auto-detected then (by writing-reading to-from the GPI type field of
> the GPIO control register).
>
> >
> > Are GPI and GPO counts independent? If so, this isn't really sufficient.
>
> Yeap, they are independent. What do you suggest then? Define some
> vendor-specific properties like snps,ngpis and snps,ngpos? If so then
> they seem more generic than vendor-specific, because the separated
> GPI and GPO space isn't an unique feature of the DW MAC GPIOs. Do we
> need to create a generic version of such properties then? (That much
> more changes then introduced here. We'd need to fix the dt-schema tool
> too then.)
>
> -Sergey

Rob, any comment on my questions above? As the kernel is in
merge-window now, I just hope this part won't get pushed back in the
emails log out of your sight.

-Sergey

>
> >
> > Rob

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