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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 06/11] nvmem: Add bindings for simple nvmem framework


On 16/06/15 23:53, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On 05/21/2015 09:44 AM, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/nvmem/nvmem.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/nvmem/nvmem.txt
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..ecea654
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/nvmem/nvmem.txt
>> @@ -0,0 +1,84 @@
>> += NVMEM Data Device Tree Bindings =
>> +
>> +This binding is intended to represent the location of hardware
>> +configuration data stored in NVMEMs.
>
> It would be worthwhile spelling out what NVMEM stands for.
>
>> +
>> +On a significant proportion of boards, the manufacturer has stored
>> +some data on NVMEM, for the OS to be able to retrieve these information
>> +and act upon it. Obviously, the OS has to know about where to retrieve
>> +these data from, and where they are stored on the storage device.
>> +
>> +This document is here to document this.
>> +
>> += Data providers =
>> +Contains bindings specific to provider drivers and data cells as children
>> +to this node.
>
> children of this node?
>
Yep, will fix the text
>> +
>> +Optional properties:
>> + read-only: Mark the provider as read only.
>> +
>> += Data cells =
>> +These are the child nodes of the provider which contain data cell
>> +information like offset and size in nvmem provider.
>> +
>> +Required properties:
>> +reg: specifies the offset in byte within that storage device, start bit
>> + in the byte and the length in bits of the data we care about.
>> + There could be more then one offset-length pairs in this property.
>
> s/then/than/
Yep.
>
>> +
>> +Optional properties:
>> +
>> +bit-offset: specifies the offset in bit within the address range specified
>> + by reg property. Can take values from 0-7.
>> +nbits: specifies number of bits this cell occupies starting from bit-offset.
>> +
>
> Hopefully the consumer knows the endianness of the data stored.

As we read byte-byte, does it matter, as long as consumer gets them in
the same order as its stored.


>
>> +For example:
>> +
>> + /* Provider */
>> + qfprom: qfprom@00700000 {
>> + ...
>> +
>> + /* Data cells */
>> + tsens_calibration: calib@404 {
>> + reg = <0x404 0x10>;
>> + };
>> +
>> + tsens_calibration_bckp: calib_bckp@504 {
>> + reg = <0x504 0x11>;
>> + bit-offset = 6;
>> + nbits = 128;
>> + };
>> +
>> + pvs_version: pvs-version@6 {
>> + reg = <0x6 0x2>
>> + bit-offset = 7;
>> + nbits = 2;
>> + };
>> +
>> + speed_bin: speed-bin@c{
>> + reg = <0xc 0x1>;
>> + bit-offset = 2;
>> + nbits = 3;
>> +
>> + };
>> + ...
>> + };
>> +
>> += Data consumers =
>> +Are device nodes which consume nvmem data cells/providers.
>> +
>> +Required-properties:
>> +nvmem-cell: list of phandle to the nvmem data cells.
>> +nvmem-cell-names: names for the each nvmem-cell specified
>> +
>> +Optional-properties:
>> +nvmem : list of phandles to nvmem providers.
>> +nvmem-names: names for the each nvmem provider.
>
> Is nvmem-names required if nvmem is used?
Yes, will fix it.
>


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