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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 05/10] iio: afe: rescale: add INT_PLUS_{MICRO,NANO} support
On Sat Jul 10, 2021 at 4:14 AM EDT, Peter Rosin wrote:
>
>
> On 2021-07-09 21:30, Liam Beguin wrote:
> > On Fri Jul 9, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT, Peter Rosin wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On 2021-07-06 18:09, Liam Beguin wrote:
> >>> From: Liam Beguin <lvb@xiphos.com>
> >>>
> >>> Add IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_{NANO,MICRO} scaling support.
> >>> Scale the integer part and the decimal parts individually and keep the
> >>> original scaling type.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Liam Beguin <lvb@xiphos.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> drivers/iio/afe/iio-rescale.c | 8 ++++++++
> >>> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/drivers/iio/afe/iio-rescale.c b/drivers/iio/afe/iio-rescale.c
> >>> index ba3bdcc69b16..1d0e24145d87 100644
> >>> --- a/drivers/iio/afe/iio-rescale.c
> >>> +++ b/drivers/iio/afe/iio-rescale.c
> >>> @@ -89,7 +89,15 @@ static int rescale_read_raw(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
> >>> do_div(tmp, 1000000000LL);
> >>> *val = tmp;
> >>> return ret;
> >>> + case IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_NANO:
> >>> + case IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_MICRO:
> >>> + tmp = (s64)*val * rescale->numerator;
> >>> + *val = div_s64(tmp, rescale->denominator);
> >>> + tmp = (s64)*val2 * rescale->numerator;
> >>> + *val2 = div_s64(tmp, rescale->denominator);
> >>
> >
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> You are losing precision, and you are not mormalising after the
> >> calculation.
> >
> > Can you elaborate a little on what you mean here?
> >
> > Do you mean that I should make sure that *val2, the PLUS_{NANO,MICRO}
> > part, doesn't contain an integer part? And if so transfer that part back
> > to *val?

Hi Peter,

>
> Yes. On 32-bit, you will easily wrap, especially for PLUS_NANO. You'd
> only need a scale factor of 10 or so and a fractional part above .5 to
> hit the roof (10 * 500000000 > 2^32).
>

Right, That makes sense!

> But I also mean that you are losing precision when you are scaling
> the integer part and the fractional part separately. That deserves
> at least a comment, but ideally it should be handled correctly.
>

Oh got it! Apologies, How did I miss that...

All things considered, it might make sense to also implement the
test case Jonathan mentioned [1]. I'll look into it.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-devicetree/20210704173639.622371bf@jic23-huawei/

> >> I think it's better to not even attempt this given that the results can
> >> be
> >> really poor.
> >
> > Unfortunatelly, I'm kinda stuck with this as some of my ADC use these
> > types.
>
> Ok. Crap. :-)

Can't agree more :-)

Thanks,
Liam

>
> Cheers,
> Peter

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