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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] hwmon: Aspeed AST2400/AST2500 ADC
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On 03/01/2017 07:29 PM, Rick Altherr wrote:
> Resending in plain text.
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>> On 02/28/2017 04:49 PM, Joel Stanley wrote:
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 6:44 AM, Rick Altherr <raltherr@google.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Aspeed AST2400/AST2500 BMC SoCs include a 16 channel, 10-bit ADC. This
>>>> driver implements reading the ADC values, enabling channels via device
>>>> tree, and optionally providing channel labels via device tree. Low and
>>>> high threshold interrupts are supported by the hardware but not
>>>> implemented.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Rick Altherr <raltherr@google.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> Looks good. Some minor comments below.
>>>
>>> Is there a reason you wrote a hwmon driver instead of an iio driver? I
>>> wasn't sure what the recommended subsystem is.
>>
>>
>> Excellent point. Question is really if there is a plan to add support for
>> thresholds. If not, an iio driver might be more appropriate.
>>
>> Guenter
>>
>
> The hardware supports firing interrupts on high and low thresholds.
> I'm not planning to use that feature yet so I didn't implement it.
> Would you prefer that I leave it as is (maybe with a TODO), implement
> the thresholding, or change to iio?
>

Let's try to determine the intended use of the ADC. I don't find the datasheet
online; all I can find is brief summaries which don't me tell much, but suggest
that it is a general purpose ADC and not specifically intended for hardware
monitoring. What is the minimum sampling rate ? That should give us an idea.
If it is in the uS range, iio would be more appropriate (and the iio-hwmon
bridge could be used if a channel is in fact used for hardware monitoring).

Thanks,
Guenter

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