[Letux-kernel] [PATCH] ARM: dts: omap3-gta04: reduce panel backlight PWM frequency to 83Hz

Neil Armstrong narmstrong at baylibre.com
Sat Sep 10 15:48:28 CEST 2016



Le 10/09/2016 05:17, Matthijs van Duin a écrit :
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2016 at 11:16:38AM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> This helps to get 100% intensity closer to "always on".
>>
>> It compensates for an effect of dmtimer which at 100% still emits short
>> "off" impulses and the startup-time of the DC/DC converter makes
>> backlight intensity not reach full scale. The lower the PWM frequency
>> is, the smaller is this effect.
> 
> Sounds to me like you're working around something that should be fixed
> in the pwm-omap-dmtimer driver instead?
> 
> Looking at the (baremetal) dmtimer pwm code I wrote ages ago, which
> supports fully off to fully on, I do seem to be handling both endpoints
> in a special way.  A rough conversion of my code into C:
> 
> // period in timer cycles
> void pwm_init( volatile struct dmtimer *timer, u32 period, bool invert )
> {
> 	assert( period >= 2 );
> 	timer->if_ctrl = 2;  // reset timer, configure as non-posted
> 	timer->reload = -period;
> 	timer->trigger = 0;
> 	timer->config = 0x1043 | invert << 7;  // pwm initially disabled
> }
> 
> // value in timer cycles, 0 <= value <= period
> void pwm_set( volatile struct dmtimer *timer, u32 value )
> {
> 	if( value == 0 ) {
> 		timer->config &= ~0x800;  // disable pwm
> 		return;
> 	}
> 	u32 period = -timer->reload;
> 	if( value >= period )
> 		timer->match = 0;
> 	else
> 		timer->match = value - period - 1;
> 	timer->config |= 0x800;  // enable pwm
> }
> 
> At the time I used a scope to check the exact behaviour of dmtimer pwm
> on a dm814x.  My notes mention (when pwm enabled):
> 	match < reload	output on continuous
> 	match == reload	output on 1 cycle, off period-1 cycles
> 	match == -2	output on period-1 cycles, off 1 cycle
> 	match == -1	output freezes
> 
> Hope this helps

Hi,

I think these corner cases should definitely be handled in the dmtimer driver.

I'll try to post a fix to handle these, thanks for the original code dump.

> 
> Matthijs
> 

Neil


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