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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 0/2] hwmon: Add RPi PoE HAT fan driver
Hi Guenter,

> Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> hat am 2. September 2018 um 16:23 geschrieben:
>
>
> On 09/02/2018 04:20 AM, Stefan Wahren wrote:
> > This series is an early stage of the hwmon driver for the fan on the
> > Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet HAT [1]. At the end this should use a
> > Device Tree Overlay.
> >
> > Changes by Stefan based on [2]:
> > - reformat the downstream patches for submission
> > - drop reboot notification
> > - fix remaining checkpatch issues
> > - add COMPILE_TEST to Kconfig
> >
> > The driver is mostly copy & paste from pwm-fan, which isn't good. Personally
> > i see two options:
> >
> > 1) integrate the driver function into the pwm-fan driver (new compatible)
> > 2) implement the core function as a PWM driver and use the pwm-fan driver on top
> >
>
> I don't really see the point of thise driver. Why not implement either of those ?

i'm not sure about your question. Since the fan is placed over the SoC, the fan should takes care of the SoC temperature. AFAIK the firmware should have exclusive access to the I2C. So why we need this mailbox interface instead of a I2C driver.

> 2) sounds like a perfect fit to me.
>
> Guenter
>
> > [1] - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/poe-hat/
> > [2] - https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/commit/0f937c8dc3201ebffa6c617c616fd7c65db65959
> >
> > Serge Schneider (2):
> > dt-bindings: hwmon: Add RPi PoE HAT documentation
> > hwmon: Add RPi PoE HAT fan driver
> >
> > .../devicetree/bindings/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan.txt | 55 +++
> > Documentation/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan | 15 +
> > drivers/hwmon/Kconfig | 11 +
> > drivers/hwmon/Makefile | 1 +
> > drivers/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan.c | 414 +++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/soc/bcm2835/raspberrypi-firmware.h | 2 +
> > 6 files changed, 498 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan.txt
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwmon/rpi-poe-fan.c
> >
>

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