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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/6] dt-bindings: mfd: da9062: add regulator voltage selection documentation
On 19-12-17 09:53, Adam Thomson wrote:
> On 17 December 2019 09:01, Marco Felsch wrote:
>
> > > > The enabel control signal is always available, please check [1] table
> > > > 63. There is a mux in front of the enable pin so:
> > > >
> > > > +-------------
> > > > Seq. |\ | Regulator
> > > > GPI1 | \ |
> > > > GPI2 | | -- > Enable
> > > > GPI3 | / |
> > > > |/ .
> > > > .
> > > > .
> > > >
> > > > Adam please correct me if this is wrong.
> > >
> > > Yes the register can always be configured regardless of the associated pin
> > > configuration, but if say GPIO1 was configured as a GPO but a regulator was
> > > configured to use GPIO1 as its GPI control mechanism, the output signal from
> > > GPIO1 would be ignored, the sequencer control would not have any effect and
> > > you're simply left with manual I2C control. Really we shouldn't be getting into
> > > that situation though. If a GPIO is to be used as a regulator control signal
> > > then it should be marked as such and I don't think we should be able to use that
> > > pin for anything other than regulator control.
> >
> > I see, so we have to guarantee that the requested gpio is configured as
> > input. This can be done by:
>
> This is one of the reasons I thought this was better suited to being done in the
> pinctrl/pinmux side. If you configure the GPIO as for regulator control then
> the code can automatically configure the GPIO for input. That doesn't then need
> to be in the regulator driver.

I still don't prefer that way.. pls check my arguments I already made
and I don't wanna repeat it again.

> But yes we wouldn't really want to configure a regulator to be controlled via a
> GPI when it's configured as a GPO as it makes no sense.

Okay, so the check is all we need to hardening the driver against wrong
usage :)

Regards,
Marco

>
> >
> > if (gpi->flags & FLAG_IS_OUT)
> > return -EINVAL;
> >
> > Regards,
> > Marco
>

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