[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v3 1/3] drivers:power:twl4030-charger: don't check if battery is present

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Apr 14 20:25:55 CEST 2017


We can't assume that the battery is or stays present after probing
on devices with replaceable battery.

On some devices (e.g. GTA04 or OpenPanodra) it can be removed
and even be hot swapped by the user while device continues to operate
through external AC or USB power (as long as system power consumption
remains below ca. 500mA as provided by USB).

So it makes no sense to check for this situation during probe and make
the charger driver (and its status reports) completely non-operational if
the battery can be inserted later.

Tested on: GTA04 and OpenPandora.

Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>
---
 drivers/power/supply/twl4030_charger.c | 36 ----------------------------------
 1 file changed, 36 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/power/supply/twl4030_charger.c b/drivers/power/supply/twl4030_charger.c
index 7bcff1c1..34e389d 100644
--- a/drivers/power/supply/twl4030_charger.c
+++ b/drivers/power/supply/twl4030_charger.c
@@ -206,35 +206,6 @@ static int twl4030bci_read_adc_val(u8 reg)
 }
 
 /*
- * Check if Battery Pack was present
- */
-static int twl4030_is_battery_present(struct twl4030_bci *bci)
-{
-	int ret;
-	u8 val = 0;
-
-	/* Battery presence in Main charge? */
-	ret = twl_i2c_read_u8(TWL_MODULE_MAIN_CHARGE, &val, TWL4030_BCIMFSTS3);
-	if (ret)
-		return ret;
-	if (val & TWL4030_BATSTSMCHG)
-		return 0;
-
-	/*
-	 * OK, It could be that bootloader did not enable main charger,
-	 * pre-charge is h/w auto. So, Battery presence in Pre-charge?
-	 */
-	ret = twl_i2c_read_u8(TWL4030_MODULE_PRECHARGE, &val,
-			      TWL4030_BCIMFSTS1);
-	if (ret)
-		return ret;
-	if (val & TWL4030_BATSTSPCHG)
-		return 0;
-
-	return -ENODEV;
-}
-
-/*
  * TI provided formulas:
  * CGAIN == 0: ICHG = (BCIICHG * 1.7) / (2^10 - 1) - 0.85
  * CGAIN == 1: ICHG = (BCIICHG * 3.4) / (2^10 - 1) - 1.7
@@ -1011,13 +982,6 @@ static int twl4030_bci_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	bci->irq_chg = platform_get_irq(pdev, 0);
 	bci->irq_bci = platform_get_irq(pdev, 1);
 
-	/* Only proceed further *IF* battery is physically present */
-	ret = twl4030_is_battery_present(bci);
-	if  (ret) {
-		dev_crit(&pdev->dev, "Battery was not detected:%d\n", ret);
-		return ret;
-	}
-
 	if (bci->dev->of_node) {
 		struct device_node *phynode;
 
-- 
2.7.3



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