[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v3 3/5] misc serdev: Add w2sg0004 (gps receiver) power control driver

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Nov 15 16:54:33 CET 2017


On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:19 PM, H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> Add driver for Wi2Wi W2SG0004/84 GPS module connected through uart.
>
> Use serdev API hooks to monitor and forward the UART traffic to /dev/GPSn
> and turn on/off the module. It also detects if the module is turned on (sends data)
> but should be off, e.g. if it was already turned on during boot or power-on-reset.
>
> Additionally, rfkill block/unblock can be used to control an external LNA
> (and power down the module if not needed).
>
> The driver concept is based on code developed by NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de>
> but simplified and adapted to use the new serdev API introduced in 4.11.
>
> Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>

I'm a bit confused by the concept here. Did I understand it right that this
attaches to a tty_port and then registers another tty_driver with one
tty_port for the first port?

> +static int w2sg_probe(struct serdev_device *serdev)
> +{
> +       struct w2sg_pdata *pdata = NULL;
> +       struct w2sg_data *data;
> +       struct rfkill *rf_kill;
> +       int err;
> +       int minor;
> +
> +       pr_debug("%s()\n", __func__);
> +
> +       minor = 0;
> +       if (w2sg_by_minor[minor]) {
> +               pr_err("w2sg minor is already in use!\n");
> +               return -ENODEV;
> +       }
> +
> +       if (serdev->dev.of_node) {
> +               struct device *dev = &serdev->dev;
> +               enum of_gpio_flags flags;
> +
> +               pdata = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(*pdata), GFP_KERNEL);
> +               if (!pdata)
> +                       return -ENOMEM;

This looks like it's a leftover from pre-DT days, but it doesn't
actually work without DT in the current form. How about
merging the contents of w2sg_pdata into w2sg_data?

> +
> +       /* initialize the tty driver */
> +       data->tty_drv->owner = THIS_MODULE;
> +       data->tty_drv->driver_name = "w2sg0004";
> +       data->tty_drv->name = "ttyGPS";
> +       data->tty_drv->major = 0;
> +       data->tty_drv->minor_start = 0;
> +       data->tty_drv->type = TTY_DRIVER_TYPE_SERIAL;
> +       data->tty_drv->subtype = SERIAL_TYPE_NORMAL;
> +       data->tty_drv->flags = TTY_DRIVER_REAL_RAW | TTY_DRIVER_DYNAMIC_DEV;
> +       data->tty_drv->init_termios = tty_std_termios;
> +       data->tty_drv->init_termios.c_cflag = B9600 | CS8 | CREAD |
> +                                             HUPCL | CLOCAL;
> +       /*
> +        * optional:
> +        * tty_termios_encode_baud_rate(&data->tty_drv->init_termios,
> +                                       115200, 115200);
> +        * w2sg_tty_termios(&data->tty_drv->init_termios);
> +        */
> +       tty_set_operations(data->tty_drv, &w2sg_serial_ops);

While I'm still not sure about why we want nested tty port, it
seems that we should have only one tty_driver that gets initialized
at module load time, rather than one driver structure per port.

> +       /* register the tty driver */
> +       err = tty_register_driver(data->tty_drv);
> +       if (err) {
> +               pr_err("%s - tty_register_driver failed(%d)\n",
> +                       __func__, err);
> +               put_tty_driver(data->tty_drv);
> +               goto err_rfkill;
> +       }
> +
> +       tty_port_init(&data->port);
> +       data->port.ops = &w2sg_port_ops;
> +
> +/*
> + * FIXME: this appears to reenter this probe() function a second time
> + * which only fails because the gpio is already assigned
> + */
> +
> +       data->dev = tty_port_register_device(&data->port,
> +                       data->tty_drv, minor, &serdev->dev);

This seems to be a result of having nested tty ports, and both
ports point to the same device.

       Arnd


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