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authorGuennadi Liakhovetski <g.liakhovetski@gmx.de>2013-02-15 16:13:51 +0100
committerChris Ball <cjb@laptop.org>2013-02-24 14:37:19 -0500
commit6da15e96fb14e7428ecdc69306d8a3287296a968 (patch)
tree2b6f3f0b6a9a5307a4107f8c37460649165e0fc0 /Documentation
parentmmc: sdhi, tmio: only check flags in tmio-mmc driver proper (diff)
mmc: detailed definition of CD and WP MMC line polarities in DT
Clarify ways to specify write-protect and card-detect MMC lines in FDT. Signed-off-by: Guennadi Liakhovetski <g.liakhovetski@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Chris Ball <cjb@laptop.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/mmc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/mmc.txt
index 469cf53d5a92..654b705fc5b7 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/mmc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/mmc.txt
@@ -17,12 +17,31 @@ Optional properties:
- bus-width: Number of data lines, can be <1>, <4>, or <8>. The default
will be <1> if the property is absent.
- wp-gpios: Specify GPIOs for write protection, see gpio binding
-- cd-inverted: when present, polarity on the cd gpio line is inverted
-- wp-inverted: when present, polarity on the wp gpio line is inverted
+- cd-inverted: when present, polarity on the CD line is inverted. See the note
+ below for the case, when a GPIO is used for the CD line
+- wp-inverted: when present, polarity on the WP line is inverted. See the note
+ below for the case, when a GPIO is used for the WP line
- max-frequency: maximum operating clock frequency
- no-1-8-v: when present, denotes that 1.8v card voltage is not supported on
this system, even if the controller claims it is.
+*NOTE* on CD and WP polarity. To use common for all SD/MMC host controllers line
+polarity properties, we have to fix the meaning of the "normal" and "inverted"
+line levels. We choose to follow the SDHCI standard, which specifies both those
+lines as "active low." Therefore, using the "cd-inverted" property means, that
+the CD line is active high, i.e. it is high, when a card is inserted. Similar
+logic applies to the "wp-inverted" property.
+CD and WP lines can be implemented on the hardware in one of two ways: as GPIOs,
+specified in cd-gpios and wp-gpios properties, or as dedicated pins. Polarity of
+dedicated pins can be specified, using *-inverted properties. GPIO polarity can
+also be specified using the OF_GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW flag. This creates an ambiguity
+in the latter case. We choose to use the XOR logic for GPIO CD and WP lines.
+This means, the two properties are "superimposed," for example leaving the
+OF_GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW flag clear and specifying the respective *-inverted
+property results in a double-inversion and actually means the "normal" line
+polarity is in effect.
Optional SDIO properties:
- keep-power-in-suspend: Preserves card power during a suspend/resume cycle
- enable-sdio-wakeup: Enables wake up of host system on SDIO IRQ assertion