[Gta04-owner] [PATCH] mfd: twl4030-power: Fix poweroff with PM configuration enabled

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Wed Nov 12 22:20:27 CET 2014


* Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> [141112 12:28]:
> Am 12.11.2014 um 16:45 schrieb Grazvydas Ignotas <notasas at gmail.com>:
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Pandora does, as well as GTA04 AFAIK,
> 
> Yes. The trick is that the power level that turns on the device is a little higher
> and the battery provides enough energy for approx. 30 seconds until it drained
> to a level where it turns off. Depending on general setup (WIFI must remain
> powered off after boot) this is enough to boot into Linux and start full charging.
> Another trick is to modify MLO and U-Boot to raise the charging current.

Depending on the device and the boot-up speed this seems to work only when
connected to a Linux PC though. AFAIK Windows PCs enforce the 100mA USB power
limit until the device is enumerated which can keep the device in an eternal
reboot loop not being able to ever get the charging going :)
 
> > guess.. At least pandora was booting up on charger connect up until
> > now.
> 
> Same for GTA04.

See the comments I posted earlier today. Have you guys tried the $subject
patch with v3.18-rc series?

It sounds like these comments are based on just reading the patch. Or
else I'm missing something related to some other regression that's
probably unrelated to the $subject patch?

> >> We could consider exporting a function for the charger driver to
> >> configure the poweron mask. And we could also consider passing a
> >> mask in ti,use_poweroff = 0xff.
> 
> Yes, exporting these masks would be fine - if a board needs a non-default
> setup.
 
It seems we've been missing all kind of things. We probably should
first power off any the board specific GPIO regulators. Then configure
the power-up sequence for the board. And then finally call the
twl4030_power_off().

Regards,

Tony


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