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From: Bjorn Andersson <>
To: Linus Walleij <>
Cc: Bjorn Andersson <>,
	Stanimir Varbanov <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	Stephen Boyd <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] pinctrl: qcom: handle input-enable pinconf property
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:49:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 2:03 AM, Linus Walleij <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Bjorn Andersson
> <> wrote:
>> On Fri 30 Jan 02:27 PST 2015, Stanimir Varbanov wrote:
>>> +             /* Pin is output */
>>> +             if (arg)
>>> +                     return -EINVAL;
>>> +             arg = 1;
>>> +             break;
>> My idea of this function is to query if we have the specific option
>> enabled, so I don't like the fact that we're returning an error here, we
>> should just return 0 with arg 0 (or something like that).
>> However, that would not give the results we expect and your patch is
>> "correct".
>> Linus, conf_items in pinconf_generic_dump_one() seems to represent
>> boolean properties of the pins. Returning 0 from pin_config_*_get()
>> should in my view then be treated as it not being active.
>> Is this in line with your view and should we modify
>> pinconf_generic_dump_one() to continue for these values if the getter
>> returns 0?
>> If not, at least all the bias properties here should return -EINVAL as
>> well. (which I think is wrong)
> Well currently the semantics are:
> - ENOTSUPP = this property is not even supported
> - EINVAL       = this value exists but can not be determined
> It has this form primarily to serve the non-boolean properties.
> For example pull-up can return -EINVAL if pull-up is supported
> but pull-down is currently active, so it cannot say what
> resistance it is pulled up with, as it is "infinite" (NAN,
> thus translated -EINVAL).

That makes sense, however according to both the dt binding and
pinconf-generic e.g. pull up is a boolean property. And "input-enable"
can always be queried (at least in our case).

> It just folds over to the boolean props doing things in the
> same way to simplify things... -EINVAL just means
> "false". If we should return 1/0 from boolean props we need
> to handle them as a special case in the pinconf-generic.
> code, by extending the struct pinconf_generic_params,
> which is possible of course.

That's what I figured. But I would like to argue that it's not
completely intuitive.
Don't we have all the info we need already? See below.

> Further: as of now pinconf_generic_dump_one() doesn't print
> anything for inactive pulls etc return -EINVAL, but maybe
> it should? It was just handy on some system to only see
> the stuff that was really active, not to get a list of stuff that
> was not active as well.

That's the way it should be, so any changes to the API would need to
retain this behavior. Something like adding:

if (!pinconf_to_config_argument(config) && !conf_items[i].has_arg)

But unless we expect any other users of this api I think we could just
leave it. I mostly wanted to clarify what the current expectations
was. Let me know if you want a patch.


      reply	other threads:[~2015-02-04 17:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-30 10:27 [PATCH 0/3] pinctrl: qcom: enable generic pinconf and input-enable Stanimir Varbanov
2015-01-30 10:27 ` [PATCH 1/3] pinctrl: qcom: delete pin_config_get/set pinconf operations Stanimir Varbanov
2015-01-30 13:37   ` Linus Walleij
2015-01-30 10:27 ` [PATCH 2/3] pinctrl: qcom: enable generic pinconf Stanimir Varbanov
2015-01-30 13:39   ` Linus Walleij
2015-01-30 10:27 ` [PATCH 3/3] pinctrl: qcom: handle input-enable pinconf property Stanimir Varbanov
2015-01-30 16:20   ` Bjorn Andersson
2015-02-04 10:03     ` Linus Walleij
2015-02-04 17:49       ` Bjorn Andersson [this message]

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