Re: [PATCH v2 1/5] drivers: phy: add generic PHY framework

From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 03:01:49 EST


On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 11:23:14AM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> The PHY framework provides a set of APIs for the PHY drivers to
> create/destroy a PHY and APIs for the PHY users to obtain a reference to the
> PHY with or without using phandle. To obtain a reference to the PHY without
> using phandle, the platform specfic intialization code (say from board file)
> should have already called phy_bind with the binding information. The binding
> information consists of phy's device name, phy user device name and an index.
> The index is used when the same phy user binds to mulitple phys.
> PHY drivers should create the PHY by passing phy_descriptor that has
> describes the PHY (label, type etc..) and ops like init, exit, suspend, resume,

s/has describes/describes

> poweron, shutdown.
> The documentation for the generic PHY framework is added in
> Documentation/phy.txt and the documentation for the sysfs entry is added
> in Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-phy.

you forgot to mention here that one case of re-use is OMAP5 where the
same PHY IP (different instances of it) is used for SATA and USB3
functionality, which means that we would have to maintain 2 drivers for
the same thing.

> diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-phy b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-phy
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..ffd9930
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-phy
> @@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
> +What: /sys/class/phy/<phy>/label
> +Date: Feb 2013
> +KernelVersion: 3.10
> +Contact: Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@xxxxxx>
> +Description:
> + This is a read-only file for getting the label of the phy.
> +
> +What: /sys/class/phy/<phy>/bind

this will cause problems with the generic bind/unbind sysfs files which
are write-only. You should probably rename it to something else.

> +4. Getting a reference to the PHY
> +
> +Before the controller can make use of the PHY, it has to get a reference to
> +the PHY. The PHY framework provides 4 APIs to get a reference to the PHY.

'it has to get a reference to it. This framework', decreases the
duplication of 'PHY'.

> +struct phy *phy_get(struct device *dev, u8 index);
> +struct phy *devm_phy_get(struct device *dev, u8 index);
> +struct phy *of_phy_get(struct device *dev, const char *phandle, u8 index);
> +struct phy *devm_of_phy_get(struct device *dev, const char *phandle, u8 index);
> +
> +phy_get and devm_phy_get can be used to get the PHY in non-dt boot. This API
> +uses the binding information added using the phy_bind API to find and return
> +the appropriate PHY. The only difference between the two APIs is that
> +devm_phy_get associates the device with the PHY using devres on successful PHY
> +get. On driver detach, release function is invoked on the the devres data and

s/the the/the/

> +devres data is freed.

s/devres data/it/

> +7. Current Status
> +
> +Currently only USB in OMAP is made to use this framework. However using the
> +USB PHY library cannot be completely removed because it is intertwined with
> +OTG. Once we move OTG out of PHY completely, using the old PHY library can be
> +completely removed. SATA in OMAP will also more likely use this new framework
> +and we should have a patch for it soon.

not sure if this should be in the documentation, but fair enough.

> +static DEFINE_MUTEX(phy_list_mutex);

not sure if a mutex is enough to protect list traversal...

> +struct phy_ops {
> + int (*init)(struct phy_descriptor *desc);
> + int (*exit)(struct phy_descriptor *desc);
> + int (*suspend)(struct phy_descriptor *desc);
> + int (*resume)(struct phy_descriptor *desc);

should you really have these two pointers ? I wonder if it wouldn't be
better to force runtime_pm down on the users and have phy_suspend() and
phy_resume() just be wrappers to pm_runtime_get() and pm_runtime_put().

Up to discussion, I guess.



> +static inline struct phy *devm_phy_get(struct device *dev, u8 index)
> +{
> + return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);

would -EOPNOTSUPP fit better here (and all others)


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