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From: Stefan Roese <>
To: Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Mika Westerberg <>
Cc: "open list:SERIAL DRIVERS" <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Yegor Yefremov <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Giulio Benetti <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 v2] serial: mctrl_gpio: Check if GPIO property exisits before requesting it
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:29:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 24.05.19 13:11, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 1:21 PM Mika Westerberg
> <> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 11:48:24AM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
>>> This patch adds a check for the GPIOs property existence, before the
>>> GPIO is requested. This fixes an issue seen when the 8250 mctrl_gpio
>>> support is added (2nd patch in this patch series) on x86 platforms using
>>> ACPI.
>>> Here Mika's comments from 2016-08-09:
>>> "
>>> I noticed that with v4.8-rc1 serial console of some of our Broxton
>>> systems does not work properly anymore. I'm able to see output but input
>>> does not work.
>>> I bisected it down to commit 4ef03d328769eddbfeca1f1c958fdb181a69c341
>>> ("tty/serial/8250: use mctrl_gpio helpers").
>>> The reason why it fails is that in ACPI we do not have names for GPIOs
>>> (except when _DSD is used) so we use the "idx" to index into _CRS GPIO
>>> resources. Now mctrl_gpio_init_noauto() goes through a list of GPIOs
>>> calling devm_gpiod_get_index_optional() passing "idx" of 0 for each. The
>>> UART device in Broxton has following (simplified) ACPI description:
>>>      Device (URT4)
>>>      {
>>>          ...
>>>          Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () {
>>>              GpioIo (Exclusive, PullDefault, 0x0000, 0x0000, IoRestrictionOutputOnly,
>>>                      "\\_SB.GPO0", 0x00, ResourceConsumer)
>>>              {
>>>                  0x003A
>>>              }
>>>              GpioIo (Exclusive, PullDefault, 0x0000, 0x0000, IoRestrictionOutputOnly,
>>>                      "\\_SB.GPO0", 0x00, ResourceConsumer)
>>>              {
>>>                  0x003D
>>>              }
>>>          })
>>> In this case it finds the first GPIO (0x003A which happens to be RX pin
>>> for that UART), turns it into GPIO which then breaks input for the UART
>>> device. This also breaks systems with bluetooth connected to UART (those
>>> typically have some GPIOs in their _CRS).
>>> Any ideas how to fix this?
>>> We cannot just drop the _CRS index lookup fallback because that would
>>> break many existing machines out there so maybe we can limit this to
>>> only DT enabled machines. Or alternatively probe if the property first
>>> exists before trying to acquire the GPIOs (using
>>> device_property_present()).
>>> "
>>> This patch implements the fix suggested by Mika in his statement above.
> We have a board where ASL provides _DSD for CTS and RxD pins.
> I'm afraid this won't work on it.

With "won't work" you mean, that the GPIO can't be used for modem
control in this case in the current implementation (with this
patchset)? Or do you mean, that the breakage (input does not work
on Broxton systems) will not be solved by this patch?

If its the former, then I think that solving this issue is something
for a new patch, to support modem-control on such platforms as well
(if needed).

Please note that this patch is not trying to get modem-control working
on such ACPI based systems. Its targeted for device-tree enabled
platforms, using the 8250 serial driver, here specifically a MIPS
MT7688 based board. And just wants to fix the latter issue mentioned
above so that the 8250 modem-control support can be accepted in
> Basically we need to understand the use of the GPIOs in UART. In our
> case it's an out-of-band wake up source for UART.
> Simply requiring GPIOs to be present is not enough.
> Perhaps property like 'modem-control-gpio-in-use' (this seems a bad
> name, given for sake of example).


  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-24 11:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-24  9:48 Stefan Roese
2019-05-24  9:48 ` [PATCH 2/2 v2] tty/serial/8250: use mctrl_gpio helpers Stefan Roese
2019-05-24 10:20 ` [PATCH 1/2 v2] serial: mctrl_gpio: Check if GPIO property exisits before requesting it Mika Westerberg
2019-05-24 11:11   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-05-24 11:29     ` Stefan Roese [this message]
2019-05-24 12:09       ` Giulio Benetti
2019-05-24 13:46       ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-05-27  7:05         ` Stefan Roese

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