[RFC PATCH] dt-bindings: display: ti,tfp410.txt: convert to yaml
laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Wed May 6 15:53:20 UTC 2020
On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 12:49:28PM +0300, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
> On 28/04/2020 12:20, Ricardo Cañuelo wrote:
> > 2) The definition of ti,deskew in the original binding seems to be
> > tailored to the current driver and the way it's defined may not be very
> > DT-friendly.
> > This parameter maps to a 3-bit field in a hardware register that takes
> > a value from 0 to 7, so the [-4, 3] range described for this would map
> > to [000, 111]: -4 -> 000, -3 -> 001, -2 -> 010, ... 3 -> 111.
> > Then, the driver parses the parameter (unsigned) and casts it to a
> > signed integer to get a number in the [-4, 3] range.
> Interestingly the current example has ti,deskew = <4>...
> > A vendor-specific property must have a type definition in json-schema,
> > so if I translate the original bindings semantics directly, I should
> > define ti,deskew as an int32, but this makes dt_binding_check fail if
> > the property has a negative value in the example because of the
> > internal representation of cells as unsigned integers:
> > ti,deskew:0:0: 4294967293 is greater than the maximum of 2147483647
> I don't quite understand this. We cannot have negative numbers in dts files? Or we can, but
> dt_binding_check doesn't handle them correctly? Or that int32 is not supported in yaml bindings?
> > So I can think of two solutions to this:
> > a) Keep the ti,deskew property as an uint32 and document the valid
> > range ([-4, 3]) in the property description (this is what this patch
> > does currently).
> > b) Redefine this property to be closer to the datasheet description
> > (ie. unsigned integers from 0 to 7) and adapt the driver accordingly.
> > This would also let us define its range properly using minimum and
> > maximum properties for it.
> > I think (b) is the right thing to do but I want to know your
> > opinion. Besides, I don't have this hardware at hand and if I updated
> > the driver I wouldn't be able to test it.
> I don't think anyone has used deskew property, so I guess changing it is not out of the question.
> Laurent, did you have a board that needs deskew when you added it to tfp410?
I didn't if I remember correctly, I just mapped it to the hardware
features. The hardware register indeed takes a value between 0 and 7,
and that is mapped to [-4,3] x t(STEP). I don't mind either option.
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