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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/14] rtc: pcf2127: add PCF2131 driver
On Wed, 21 Jun 2023 10:14:29 -0400
Hugo Villeneuve <hugo@hugovil.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Jan 2023 20:05:07 +0100
> Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I know I've been holding off on the review of this series for a while
> > and I'm sorry for that.
> >
> > One of the main issue that is remaining is that the driver ends up being
> > 53% bigger and generaly less efficient for no added functionality for
> > the existing RTCs.
> >
> > I know performance is not a concern however, having more code in the
> > set/read time and irq paths means that it is more difficult to set an
> > get the time precisely.
>
> Hi Alexandre,
> one way to keep rtc_read_time() as efficient as before, and even more
> efficient by reading 7 instead of 10 registers, would be to drop reading
> the CTRL3 register, which is only used to detect and display an info
> message for the low battery condition. This low battery check could be
> moved to an ioctl call, like it is done in the PCF8523 driver.
>
> Hugo.

Hi,
in fact it is already part of the ioctl, so it is even simpler...

Hugo.


>
>
> > I guess I'll take it as a merged driver but I took a different decision
> > for other RTCs.
> >
> > On 15/12/2022 10:02:01-0500, Hugo Villeneuve wrote:
> > > From: Hugo Villeneuve <hvilleneuve@dimonoff.com>
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > > this patch series adds the driver for the PCF2131 real-time clock.
> > >
> > > This RTC is very similar in functionality to the PCF2127/29 with the
> > > following differences:
> > > -supports two new control registers at offsets 4 and 5
> > > -supports a new reset register
> > > -supports 4 tamper detection functions instead of 1
> > > -has no nvmem (like the PCF2129)
> > > -has two output interrupt pins instead of one
> > > -has 1/100th seconds capabilities (not supported in this driver)
> > > -pcf2127 has watchdog clock sources: 1/60, 1, 64 and 4096Hz
> > > pcf2131 has watchdog clock sources: 1/64, 1/4, 4 and 64Hz
> > > -watchdog value register cannot be read after being set
> > >
> > > Most of the register addresses are very different, although they still
> > > follow the same layout. For example, the time/date and tamper registers
> > > have a different base address, but the offsets are all the same.
> > > Consequently, the source code of the PCF2127 driver can be easily adapted
> > > to support this new device.
> > >
> > > Patches 1 to 6 modify the existing pcf2127 driver to make it more generic
> > > and able to support multiple variants, like the PCF2131. This is done
> > > mostly by using offsets instead of absolute hardcoded register addresses.
> > >
> > > Patch 7 add actual support for the PCF2131.
> > >
> > > Patch 8 configures all interrupt sources to go through the INT A pin.
> > >
> > > Patch 9 changes the PWRMNG bits to be the same with the PCF2131 as they
> > > are with the PCF2127/29 (different default values).
> > >
> > > Patch 10 allow to confirm PCF2131 device presence by reading the reset
> > > register fixed pattern.
> > >
> > > Patch 11 adapt the time/date registers write sequence for PCF2131 (STOP and
> > > CPR bits).
> > >
> > > Patch 12 add support for generic watchdog timing configuration.
> > >
> > > Patch 13 add a new flag to identify if device has read support for reading
> > > watchdog register value.
> > > Since the watchdog value register cannot be read on the PCF2131 after
> > > being set, it seems that we cannot detect if watchdog timer was
> > > started by bootloader. I am not sure what is the best way to handle
> > > this situation, suggestions are welcomed.
> > >
> > > Patch 14 add the dt-bindings for the PCF2131.
> > >
> > > I have tested the driver using a PCF2131-ARD evaluation board connected to
> > > an NXP imx8mp evaluation board:
> > > - Time get/set ok;
> > > - Alarms get/set ok
> > > - Timestamp 1 to 4 ok
> > > - IRQ alarm ok
> > > - Watchdog ok
> > > - Also tested successfully with "RTC Driver Test Example" from
> > > Documentation/rtc.txt
> > >
> > > I have also tested the driver on a custom PCF2129 adapter board connected to a
> > > beaglebone black.
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > Link: [v1] https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/rtc-linux/patch/20220125200009.900660-2-hugo@hugovil.com/
> > > Link: [v2] https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/rtc-linux/list/?series=285734
> > >
> > > Changes for V3:
> > > - Rebased for kernel v6.1
> > >
> > > Changes for V2:
> > > - In general, fix and improvements after I have tested on real hardware
> > > - Fix alarm interrupt A/B mask setting for PCF2131:
> > > PCF2131_BIT_INT_AIE must be cleared, not set, to enable interrupt.
> > > - Remove low_reg validation: only check if TS interrupt flag is
> > > defined, as low_reg is defined at address 0 for PCF2127/29.
> > > - Change PWRMNG value for PCF2131: default is different than PCF2127/29.
> > > - Adapt time/date registers write sequence for PCF2131 (STOP and CPR bits).
> > > - Map all interrupt sources to INT A pin
> > > - Read and validate PCF2131 device presence from RESET register
> > > - Adapt watchdog configuration for PCF2131
> > >
> > > Hugo Villeneuve (14):
> > > rtc: pcf2127: add variant-specific configuration structure
> > > rtc: pcf2127: adapt for time/date registers at any offset
> > > rtc: pcf2127: adapt for alarm registers at any offset
> > > rtc: pcf2127: adapt for WD registers at any offset
> > > rtc: pcf2127: adapt for CLKOUT register at any offset
> > > rtc: pcf2127: add support for multiple TS functions
> > > rtc: pcf2127: add support for PCF2131 RTC
> > > rtc: pcf2127: add support for PCF2131 interrupts on output INT_A
> > > rtc: pcf2127: set PWRMNG value for PCF2131
> > > rtc: pcf2127: read and validate PCF2131 device signature
> > > rtc: pcf2127: adapt time/date registers write sequence for PCF2131
> > > rtc: pcf2127: support generic watchdog timing configuration
> > > rtc: pcf2127: add flag for watchdog register value read support
> > > dt-bindings: rtc: pcf2127: add PCF2131
> > >
> > > .../devicetree/bindings/rtc/nxp,pcf2127.yaml | 4 +-
> > > drivers/rtc/Kconfig | 4 +-
> > > drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf2127.c | 939 ++++++++++++++----
> > > 3 files changed, 752 insertions(+), 195 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > --
> > > 2.30.2
> > >
> >
> > --
> > Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
> > Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
> > https://bootlin.com
> >

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