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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] power: supply: sbs-battery: don't assume MANUFACTURER_DATA formats

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 01:20:41PM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> This driver was originally submitted for the TI BQ20Z75 battery IC
> (commit a7640bfa10c5 ("power_supply: Add driver for TI BQ20Z75 gas gauge
> IC")) and later renamed to express generic SBS support. While it's
> mostly true that this driver implemented a standard SBS command set, it
> takes liberties with the REG_MANUFACTURER_DATA register. This register
> is specified in the SBS spec, but it doesn't make any mention of what
> its actual contents are.
> We've sort of noticed this optionality previously, with commit
> 17c6d3979e5b ("sbs-battery: make writes to ManufacturerAccess
> optional"), where we found that some batteries NAK writes to this
> register.
> What this really means is that so far, we've just been lucky that most
> batteries have either been compatible with the TI chip, or else at least
> haven't reported highly-unexpected values.
> For instance, one battery I have here seems to report either 0x0000 or
> 0x0100 to the MANUFACTURER_ACCESS_STATUS command -- while this seems to
> match either Wake Up (bits[11:8] = 0000b) or Normal Discharge
> (bits[11:8] = 0001b) status for the TI part [1], they don't seem to
> actually correspond to real states (for instance, I never see 0101b =
> Charge, even when charging).
> On other batteries, I'm getting apparently random data in return, which
> means that occasionally, we interpret this as "battery not present" or
> "battery is not healthy".
> All in all, it seems to be a really bad idea to make assumptions about
> REG_MANUFACTURER_DATA, unless we already know what battery we're using.
> Therefore, this patch reimplements the "present" and "health" checks to
> the following on most SBS batteries:
> 1. HEALTH: report "unknown" -- I couldn't find a standard SBS command
> that gives us much useful here
> 2. PRESENT: just send a REG_STATUS command; if it succeeds, then the
> battery is present
> Also, we stop sending MANUFACTURER_ACCESS_SLEEP to non-TI parts. I have
> no proof that this is useful and supported.
> If someone explicitly provided a 'ti,bq20z75' compatible property, then
> we continue to use the existing TI command behaviors, and we effectively
> revert commit 17c6d3979e5b ("sbs-battery: make writes to
> ManufacturerAccess optional") to again make these commands required.
> [1]
> Signed-off-by: Brian Norris <>
> Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <>
> Acked-by: Rhyland Klein <>
> ---

Thanks, queued to power-supply-next.

-- Sebastian
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