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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 3/3] arm64: allwinner: dts: h6: add Wi-Fi support for Pine H64 model A/B
On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:37:51AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:28 AM, Icenowy Zheng <icenowy@aosc.io> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 于 2018年7月24日 GMT+08:00 上午10:26:02, Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@csie.org> 写到:
> >>On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:23 AM, Icenowy Zheng <icenowy@aosc.io>
> >>wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 于 2018年7月24日 GMT+08:00 上午10:21:59, Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@csie.org> 写到:
> >>>>On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 9:15 AM, Icenowy Zheng <icenowy@aosc.io>
> >>wrote:
> >>>>> The Pine H64 model A has a Wi-Fi module connector and the model B
> >>has
> >>>>an
> >>>>> on-board RTL8723BS Wi-Fi module.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Add support for them. For model A, as it's not defaultly present,
> >>>>keep
> >>>>> it disabled now.
> >>>>
> >>>>Nope. Pine64 actually has two WiFi/BT modules. And they require
> >>>>different
> >>>>device tree snippets for both the WiFi and BT side. This is better
> >>>>resolved
> >>>>with device tree overlays.
> >>>>
> >>>>I have both, though I've yet found time to work on them.
> >>>
> >>> I have also both.
> >>>
> >>> The skeleton here can get the Wi-Fi of both to work.
> >>
> >>Cool. Then I can put away my RTL module for now. :)
> >
> > P.S. SDIO is auto detectable, and for BCM chips, the OOB interrupt
> > is only a bonus function and it can fall back to standard in-band
> > interrupt (which doesn't need special binding, and is currently
> > used by mainline r8723bs driver.)
>
> Correct. With BT you'll have serdev device nodes with different
> compatibles. Then you'll have to resort to overlays, and you'd probably
> end up adding WiFi OOB interrupt bits as well.
>
> So the question remaining is: should we enable the MMC part, along
> with power sequencing and regulator supplies, by default? Thinking
> more about it, I'm actually OK with it. The board connectors are
> clearly marked as being for a WiFi+BT module. The whole space on
> the board is surrounded by a box in silkscreen. Sorry for the
> initial nack.
>
> Maxime, any thoughts?

If there's a need for an overlay anyway, there's no real reason to
enable it by default, especially if not everything is there.

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com
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