[Gta04-owner] [PATCH 0/4] UART slave device support - version 4

Andrey Vostrikov andrey.vostrikov at cogentembedded.com
Fri Jan 15 16:43:29 CET 2016

Hi Nikolaus,

H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> And IMHO nobody has described that he/she needs a solution to model the*data*  relationship
> for devices connected behind a tty port.

I am not sure if my case fits *data* relationship or not in this case. Some time ago I asked about state of your patches.
In my case I have supervising microcontroller unit (MCU) that is connected to one of UARTs on SoC.

This MCU implements several functions that will be implemented as MFD driver:
  - watchdog and system reset
  - HWMON sensors
  - Input/power button
  - and similar low level functions

So in my case DTS binding looks like:

&uart3 {
	mcu {
		line-speed = <baud rate>;
		watchdog {
			timeout = <ms>;
			...other params...
		eeprom {
			cell1 : cell at 1 {
				reg = <1 2>;
			cell2 : cell at 2 {
				reg = <2 1>;
		hwmon {
			sensors-list = "voltage", "current", etc...;

This MCU receives commands and notifies MFD driver about events via UART protocol.
It looks like not really a slave though, more like a partnership from data flow point of view.

There is no user space code involved in this case as whole interactions are between drivers (just a kick to open /dev/ttyXXX using sys_open, as there is no way to start probe on uart_slave bus and assign line discipline).

Best regards,

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