[Letux-kernel] [PATCH 0/5] gnss: sirf: add support for w2sg0004 + lna

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Nov 19 09:22:59 CET 2018


Hi,

> Am 18.11.2018 um 22:57 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> 
> Here is another chapter of the story to get gta04 gnss power
> management into the mainline kernel.
> There is a w2sg0004 without wakeup line in there, so power state
> can only be determined indirectly by looking at the serial data lines.
> Then there as also an lna which needs to be powered for real gps
> reception. That part needs probably more discussion, since it might
> be an idea to have it more generalized since it has nothing todo
> with the chip itself.

On the other hand if we follow the "SoC is the spider in the net"
way of looking at DTS hierarchy, we have the uart as a child of the
SoC and the gnss receiver as a serdev child of the UART. The LNA
is even one step more distantly connected to the gnss. So it makes
sense to me to have it as a property/reference of the gnss chip's
DTS record which is a sibling of the compatible records. So the only
place where it can be reasonably processed is the driver.

> I marked the corresponding patches as RFC. The support for
> the w2sg0004 without wakeup can imho go in without the lna first
> because users of that chip without an additional lna power supply
> can already benefit from it if we should do more discussion first.
> I just kept them together so that the full picture can be seen.
> 
> Andreas Kemnade (5):
>  gnss: sirf: write data to gnss only when the gnss device is open
>  gnss: sirf: power on logic for devices without wakeup signal
>  dt-bindings: gnss: add w2sg0004 compatible string
>  gnss: sirf: add a separate supply for a lna
>  dt-bindings: gnss: add lna-supply property
> 
> .../devicetree/bindings/gnss/sirfstar.txt          |   2 +
> drivers/gnss/sirf.c                                | 126 +++++++++++++++------
> 2 files changed, 96 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
> 
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BR,
Nikolaus



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