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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/2] serial: 8250: Add new 8250-core based Broadcom STB driver
On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 12:47:02PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>
>
> On 2/12/2021 11:57 AM, Al Cooper wrote:
> > Add a UART driver for the new Broadcom 8250 based STB UART. The new
> > UART is backward compatible with the standard 8250, but has some
> > additional features. The new features include a high accuracy baud
> > rate clock system and DMA support.
> >
> > The driver will use the new optional BAUD MUX clock to select the best
> > one of the four master clocks (81MHz, 108MHz, 64MHz and 48MHz) to feed
> > the baud rate selection logic for any requested baud rate. This allows
> > for more accurate BAUD rates when high speed baud rates are selected.
> >
> > The driver will use the new UART DMA hardware if the UART DMA registers
> > are specified in Device Tree "reg" property.
> >
> > The driver also sets the UPSTAT_AUTOCTS flag when hardware flow control
> > is enabled. This flag is needed for UARTs that don't assert a CTS
> > changed interrupt when CTS changes and AFE (Hardware Flow Control) is
> > enabled.
> >
> > The driver also contains a workaround for a bug in the Synopsis 8250
> > core. The problem is that at high baud rates, the RX partial FIFO
> > timeout interrupt can occur but there is no RX data (DR not set in
> > the LSR register). In this case the driver will not read the Receive
> > Buffer Register, which clears the interrupt, and the system will get
> > continuous UART interrupts until the next RX character arrives. The
> > fix originally suggested by Synopsis was to read the Receive Buffer
> > Register and discard the character when the DR bit in the LSR was
> > not set, to clear the interrupt. The problem was that occasionally
> > a character would arrive just after the DR bit check and a valid
> > character would be discarded. The fix that was added will clear
> > receive interrupts to stop the interrupt, deassert RTS to insure
> > that no new data can arrive, wait for 1.5 character times for the
> > sender to react to RTS and then check for data and either do a dummy
> > read or a valid read. Sysfs error counters were also added and were
> > used to help create test software that would cause the error condition.
> > The counters can be found at:
> > /sys/devices/platform/rdb/*serial/rx_bad_timeout_late_char
> > /sys/devices/platform/rdb/*serial/rx_bad_timeout_no_char
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Al Cooper <alcooperx@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > MAINTAINERS | 8 +
> > drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_bcm7271.c | 1099 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > drivers/tty/serial/8250/Kconfig | 11 +
> > drivers/tty/serial/8250/Makefile | 1 +
> > drivers/tty/serial/8250/bcm7271_uart.h | 158 ++++
> > 5 files changed, 1277 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_bcm7271.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/tty/serial/8250/bcm7271_uart.h
> >
> > diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> > index 64c7169db617..bb6ad2fc4376 100644
> > --- a/MAINTAINERS
> > +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> > @@ -3582,6 +3582,14 @@ S: Supported
> > F: Documentation/devicetree/bindings/i2c/brcm,brcmstb-i2c.yaml
> > F: drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-brcmstb.c
> >
> > +BROADCOM BRCMSTB UART DRIVER
> > +M: Al Cooper <alcooperx@gmail.com>
> > +L: linux-usb@vger.kernel.org
>
> This should probably be linux-serial, copy pasted from the USB entry
> down below presumably.

Yes, it should not be linux-usb, and that explains why these
serial-driver patches were cc:ed to that list :(

thanks,

greg k-h

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