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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 02/13] mfd: wcd9335: add support to wcd9335 core

On 12/09/18 09:58, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>> +static const struct mfd_cell wcd9335_devices[] = {
>>>> + { .name = "wcd9335-codec", },
>>>> +};
>>> Are there more devices to come?
>> Yes, that is the plan, we are kind of limited in hardware setup to test few
>> things like soundwire controller. We are exploring other ways to test these.
> I normally don't accept MFDs with just one device enabled. Since it's
> not really an MFD (M == Multi) until it has more than one function.

WCD9335 Codec hw itself has multiple hw blocks.

If the issue is about adding more entries to mfd cells then we should be
able to add below entry:

{ .name = "wcd9335-soundwire-controller", },

Actual driver for soundwire controller is not something We can test with
regular dragon boards, it needs special hw for smart speakers. Once we
have that we can test and post the drivers for that.


Are you suggesting that I move everything to sound/soc/codecs and then
back to mfd once soundwire controller driver is added?

> [...]
>>>> + struct device_node *ifc_dev_np;
>>> ifc isn't very forthcoming. Any way you can improve the name?
>> ifc was suggested in dt bindings by Rob, I can proably rename to
>> interface_node.
> ifc is a horrible variable name - just sayin'.
> [...]
>>>> + ret = wcd9335_bring_up(wcd);
>>> So the device_status call-back brings up the hardware?
>> device status reports the device status at runtime. We can not communicate
>> with the device until it is up, enumerated by slimbus and a logical address
>> is assigned to it. So the best place to initialize it is in status callback
>> where all the above are expected to be done.
> Right, I understand what's happening. I just think the semantics are
> wrong. The Subsystem (I'm assuming it's a Subsystem) requests for
> status and it ends up initiating a start-up sequence. Just from a
> purist's point of view (I understand that it "works"), it's not good
> practice.
>> Probe is expected to setup the external configurations like regulators/pins
>> and so on which gets the device out of reset and ready to be enumerated by
>> the slimbus controller.
> I suggest fully starting the device in probe() is a better approach.
Its catch-22 situation, without device being powered up and reset
correctly there is no way to enumerate it.

> [...]
>>>> +struct wcd9335 {
>>>> + int version;
>>>> + int intr1;
>>> What's this? If I have to ask, it's probably not a good name.
>> This is a hardware pin name for interrupt line 1.
> I don't see how this is used, so it's difficult for me to advise
> fully, but I find this confusing. Pin name/number? Shouldn't this be
> handed by Pinctrl?
This is represented as proper irq line in dt via pintrl irq controller.

> intr1 could be quite ambiguous. Especually as the '1' could easily be
> read as an 'l'. Suggest that 'irq1' or 'irq_1' or 'irq_one'.

I can change this to something more readable in next version or may be I
can even remove it may be just use a local variable.

> -- Lee Jones [李琼斯] Linaro Services Technical Lead │ Open
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