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* [PATCH v4 00/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add character display support
@ 2021-07-27 14:04 Geert Uytterhoeven
  2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 01/19] uapi: Add <linux/map_to_14segment.h> Geert Uytterhoeven
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  0 siblings, 19 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Geert Uytterhoeven @ 2021-07-27 14:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Robin van der Gracht, Rob Herring, Miguel Ojeda, Paul Burton,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman, Pavel Machek, Marek Behun
  Cc: devicetree, linux-leds, linux-mips, linux-kernel, Geert Uytterhoeven

	Hi all,

The Holtek HT16K33 LED controller is not only used for driving
dot-matrix displays, but also for driving segment displays.
The current auxdisplay driver is limited to dot-matrix displays, which
are exposed as a frame buffer device.

This patch series extends the driver to 4-digit 7-segment and quad
14-segment alphanumeric displays, allowing the user to display and
scroll text messages.

List of patches:
  - Patch 1 provides font data for displaying ASCII characters on
    14-segment displays,
  - Patch 2 updates the HT16K33 DT bindings for segment displays,
  - Patches 3-5 contain a bug fix and small improvements for the
    Imagination Technologies ASCII LCD Display driver,
  - Patch 6 extracts the character line display core support from the
    Imagination Technologies ASCII LCD Display driver, for reuse,
  - Patches 7-8 contain cleanups and improvements for the character line
    display core driver,
  - Patches 9-16 contain a bug fix, cleanups and improvements for the
    HT16K33 driver, to prepare for segment display support,
  - Patch 17 adds support for 7/14-segment displays to the HT16K33
    driver,
  - Patch 18 updates the HT16K33 DT bindings to document an LED subnode,
  - Patch 19 adds segment display LED support to the HT16K33 driver,
    to make use of hardware blinking, and to expose display color.

Changes compared to v3[1]:
  - Combine compatible values for 7/14 segment displays into an enum,
  - Add Reviewed-by,
  - Add missing select LEDS_CLASS.

Changes compared to v2[2]:
  - Drop color property from display node,
  - Use compat_only_sysfs_link_entry_to_kobj() instead of cooking our
    own helper on top of kernfs_create_link(),
  - Use "err" instead of "error" to be consistent with existing driver
    naming style,
  - Pass "dev" instead of "client" to ht16k33_fbdev_probe() and
    ht16k33_seg_probe(),
  - Drop local variable "node",
  - Remove unneeded inclusion of <linux/leds.h> and <linux/of_device.h>,
  - Document LED subnode,
  - Remove unneeded C++ comment,
  - Make the creation of the LED device dependent on the presence of the
    "led" subnode in DT, so it can be used in dot-matrix mode too.
  - Use led_init_data() and devm_led_classdev_register_ext() to retrieve
    all LED properties from DT, instead of manual LED name construction
    based on just the "color" property.

Changes compared to v1[3]:
  - Fix type of color to uint32,
  - "refresh-rate-hz" is still required for dot-matrix displays.
  - Move "select LINEDISP" for HT16K33 symbol to correct patch,
  - Add backwards compatibility "message" symlink to img-ascii-lcd,
  - Connect backlight to fbdev in ht16k33 dot-matrix mode,
  - Set "err = -EINVAL" in switch() case that cannot happen,
  - Use "auxdisplay" instead of DRIVER_NAME in LED name.

This series has been tested using an Adafruit 0.54" Quad Alphanumeric
Red FeatherWing Display, connected to an OrangeCrab ECP5 FPGA board
running a 64 MHz VexRiscv RISC-V softcore.
7-segment display support is based purely on schematics, and has not
been tested on actual hardware.  The changes to img-ascii-lcd.c are also
untested, due to lack of hardware.

Thanks!

[1] "[PATCH v3 00/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add character display support"
    https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210714151130.2531831-1-geert@linux-m68k.org/
[2] "[PATCH v2 00/18] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add character display support"
    https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210625125902.1162428-1-geert@linux-m68k.org/
[3] "[PATCH 00/17] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add character display support"
    https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210322144848.1065067-1-geert@linux-m68k.org/


Geert Uytterhoeven (19):
  uapi: Add <linux/map_to_14segment.h>
  dt-bindings: auxdisplay: ht16k33: Document Adafruit segment displays
  auxdisplay: img-ascii-lcd: Fix lock-up when displaying empty string
  auxdisplay: img-ascii-lcd: Add helper variable dev
  auxdisplay: img-ascii-lcd: Convert device attribute to sysfs_emit()
  auxdisplay: Extract character line display core support
  auxdisplay: linedisp: Use kmemdup_nul() helper
  auxdisplay: linedisp: Add support for changing scroll rate
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Connect backlight to fbdev
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Use HT16K33_FB_SIZE in ht16k33_initialize()
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Remove unneeded error check in keypad probe()
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Convert to simple i2c probe function
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add helper variable dev
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Move delayed work
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Extract ht16k33_brightness_set()
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Extract frame buffer probing
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add support for segment displays
  dt-bindings: auxdisplay: ht16k33: Document LED subnode
  auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add LED support

 .../bindings/auxdisplay/holtek,ht16k33.yaml   |  31 +-
 drivers/auxdisplay/Kconfig                    |   9 +
 drivers/auxdisplay/Makefile                   |   1 +
 drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c                  | 473 ++++++++++++++----
 drivers/auxdisplay/img-ascii-lcd.c            | 205 ++------
 drivers/auxdisplay/line-display.c             | 261 ++++++++++
 drivers/auxdisplay/line-display.h             |  43 ++
 include/uapi/linux/map_to_14segment.h         | 239 +++++++++
 8 files changed, 995 insertions(+), 267 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 drivers/auxdisplay/line-display.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/auxdisplay/line-display.h
 create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/map_to_14segment.h

-- 
2.25.1

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

						Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 06/19] auxdisplay: Extract character line display core support Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 07/19] auxdisplay: linedisp: Use kmemdup_nul() helper Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 08/19] auxdisplay: linedisp: Add support for changing scroll rate Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 09/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Connect backlight to fbdev Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 10/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Use HT16K33_FB_SIZE in ht16k33_initialize() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 11/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Remove unneeded error check in keypad probe() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 12/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Convert to simple i2c probe function Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 13/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add helper variable dev Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 14/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Move delayed work Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 15/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Extract ht16k33_brightness_set() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 16/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Extract frame buffer probing Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 17/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add support for segment displays Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 18/19] dt-bindings: auxdisplay: ht16k33: Document LED subnode Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 14:04 ` [PATCH v4 19/19] auxdisplay: ht16k33: Add LED support Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 21:05   ` Randy Dunlap
2021-07-28  7:39     ` Geert Uytterhoeven

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