[RFC] gpio: about the need to manage irq mapping dynamically.

Grygorii Strashko grygorii.strashko at ti.com
Fri Jun 30 12:54:37 PDT 2017

On 06/29/2017 09:16 AM, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:43 PM, Grygorii Strashko
> <grygorii.strashko at ti.com> wrote:
>> And my opinion is still the same here - It should be perfectly valid to create
>> mappings from gpio_to_irq() to handle properly orthogonality of gpiochip and
>> gpio-irqchip functionality and satisfy SPARSE_IRQ goal (allocate Linux virq and
>> irq descriptors on demand).
> You are right.
> I would rather say: GPIO drivers that have a 1-to-1 mapping between GPIO
> lines and IRQs should not do it, they should map up them all at probe().

Sry, can't completely agree here :( There could be 300 (or even thousands)
of gpios and only dozen of them will be used as GPIO IRQ, so statical mapping will
just waste system resources. So, better not define such kind of restrictions -
it seems platform/system specific.

> Drivers that actually have fewer IRQs than GPIO lines should be able to
> create the mappings in gpio_to_irq().


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