Query regarding a IIO consumer touchscreen driver

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Jan 9 11:44:16 EST 2015

On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 05:02:14PM +0530, Sanchayan Maity wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been working on a IIO consumer touchscreen driver. On one of our Vybrid modules we use the ADC channels for
> the touchscreen. I ported an earlier driver in the 3.0 kernel done by my colleague to the recent 3.18/19 kernel to
> use the IIO based consumer interface.
> The touchscreen driver is here
> http://git.toradex.com/cgit/linux-toradex.git/tree/drivers/input/touchscreen/colibri-vf50-ts.c?h=toradex_vf_3.18-next&id=7142dd741e948e1536632f9db1f3dd3a015450a5
> The ADC driver with which it interacts is here
> http://git.toradex.com/cgit/linux-toradex.git/tree/drivers/iio/adc/vf610_adc.c?h=toradex_vf_3.18-next&id=7142dd741e948e1536632f9db1f3dd3a015450a5
> Currently, this works in a limited capaicty I would say. One of the problems I have with this driver is that when
> this driver is used I can't get valid readings for any of the other ADC channels by using something like "cat". I
> believe this is because of the fact that the workqueue runs a while loop every 10ms and reads the channels. This
> clearly does not play well with reading of other channels and results in random reads on trying to read other channels,
> for example the temperature channel. The exact reason I have not figured out here. I was thinking may be a device
> lock would be required, but, that doesn't help.
> The workqueue function
> http://git.toradex.com/cgit/linux-toradex.git/tree/drivers/input/touchscreen/colibri-vf50-ts.c?h=toradex_vf_3.18-next&id=7142dd741e948e1536632f9db1f3dd3a015450a5#n102
> The primary read raw function
> http://git.toradex.com/cgit/linux-toradex.git/tree/drivers/iio/adc/vf610_adc.c?h=toradex_vf_3.18-next&id=7142dd741e948e1536632f9db1f3dd3a015450a5#n449
> I was thinking this would need a better design than what has been done? Can someone give some suggestions as what
> would be the right design/architecture here. I was thinking if setting up a IIO ring buffer, pushing the readings
> to it and then reading from the touchscreen driver would work. One of the aims is also to make it clean enough for
> eventual submission to the mainline. 

Why not ask this on the iio mailing list instead?  The developers there
should be able to help you out much better than the people on

hope this helps,

greg k-h

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