[PATCH 0/2] rtc: pch-rtc: add Intel Series PCH built-in read-only RTC
i.mikhaylov at yadro.com
Mon Aug 30 21:56:48 AEST 2021
On Tue, 2021-08-17 at 22:05 +0200, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 17/08/2021 18:04:09+0000, Milton Miller II wrote:
> > On Aug 16, 2021, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> > > On 15/08/2021 01:42:15+0300, Paul Fertser wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:44:34PM +0300, Ivan Mikhaylov wrote:
> > > > > Add RTC driver with dt binding tree document. Also this driver
> > > adds one sysfs
> > > > > attribute for host power control which I think is odd for RTC
> > > driver.
> > > > > Need I cut it off and use I2C_SLAVE_FORCE? I2C_SLAVE_FORCE is not
> > > good
> > > > > way too from my point of view. Is there any better approach?
> > > >
> > > > Reading the C620 datasheet I see this interface also allows other
> > > > commands (wake up, watchdog feeding, reboot etc.) and reading
> > > statuses
> > > > (e.g Intruder Detect, POWER_OK_BAD).
> > > >
> > > > I think if there's any plan to use anything other but RTC via this
> > > > interface then the driver should be registered as an MFD.
> > > >
> > >
> > > This is not the current thinking, if everything is integrated, then
> > > there is no issue registering a watchdog from the RTC driver. I'll
> > > let
> > > you check with Lee...
> > I think the current statement is "if they are truly disjoint
> > hardware controls" then an MFD might suffice, but if they require
> > software cordination the new auxillary bus seems to be desired.
> Honestly, the auxiliary bus doesn't provide anything that you can't do
> by registering a device in multiple subsystem from a single driver.
> (Lee Jones, Mark Brown and I did complain at the time that this was yet
> another back channel for misuses).
> > > > However, I'm not sure what is the correct interface for
> > > poweroff/reboot
> > > control.
> > While there is a gpio interface to a simple regulator switch,
> > the project to date has been asserting direct or indirect
> > gpios etc to control the host. If these are events to
> > trigger a change in state and not a direct state change
> > that some controller trys to follow, maybe a message delivery
> > model? (this is not to reboot or cycle the bmc).
> > milton
Alexandre, gentle reminder about this one series. I can get rid off from sysfs
attribute and put it like RO rtc without any additional things for now as
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