Re: [PATCH 4/4] wl1251: spi: add device tree support

From: Kumar Gala
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 15:30:56 EST

On Oct 28, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Grazvydas Ignotas wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Kumar Gala <galak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Oct 27, 2013, at 11:14 AM, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/wireless/ti,wl1251.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
>>> +* Texas Instruments wl1251 controller
>>> +
>>> +The wl1251 chip can be connected via SPI or via SDIO. The linux
>>> +kernel currently only supports device tree for the SPI variant.
>>> +
>> From the binding I have no idea what this chip actually does, also we don't normally reference linux kernel support in bindings specs (so please remove it).
>> However, what would expect the SDIO binding to look like? Or more specifically, how would you distinguish the SPI vs SDIO binding/connection? I'm wondering if the compatible should be something like "ti,wl1251-spi" and than the sdio can be "ti,wl1251-sdio"
> When connected to SDIO, it doesn't act as standard SDIO device and
> can't be probed (standard SDIO registers missing), so information has
> to come some other way. That used to partially come through
> platform_data and partially through a callback from mmc subsystem (see
> pandora_wl1251_init_card() in
> arch/arm/mach-omap2/board-omap3pandora.c). I don't know much about DT,
> but maybe the information that comes from SDIO registers on "normal"
> SDIO devices should come through DT in this case too? I don't really
> know how that should be integrated with mmc subsystem though..

Ok, my point is still valid that we can use a different compatible for the SDIO case even if its no standard SDIO vs the SPI case.

>>> +Required properties:
>>> +- compatible : Should be "ti,wl1251"
>> reg is not listed as a required prop.
>>> +- interrupts : Should contain interrupt line
>>> +- interrupt-parent : Should be the phandle for the interrupt
>>> + controller that services interrupts for this device
>>> +- vio-supply : phandle to regulator providing VIO
>>> +- power-gpio : GPIO connected to chip's PMEN pin
>> should be vendor prefixed: ti,power-gpio
>>> +- For additional required properties on SPI, please consult
>>> + Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt
>>> +
>>> +Optional properties:
>>> +- ti,use-eeprom : If found, configuration will be loaded from eeprom.
>> can you be a bit more specific on what cfg will be loaded. Also, is this property a boolean, if so how do I know which eeprom the cfg is loaded from (is it one that is directly connected to the wl1251?
> wl1251 is a wifi chip that can have an optional eeprom connected to it
> to store things like calibration stuff and MAC address, and that
> eeprom is usually inside a single module with some additional radio
> related chips. If the eeprom is connected (like the module on pandora
> board has), the driver can issue command to the firmware running on
> chip to load that data on it's startup, alternatively the driver can
> load calibration from other storage (like it happens on N900).

So sounds like a boolean. I think just adding that its a boolean and maybe something like "configuration (calibration data, MAC addr, etc..)"

- k

> Gražvydas
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