QUERY: How to handle SOC Configuration (Peripheral Multiplexing) in linux

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Mon Mar 15 14:57:15 EDT 2010

* Mark Brown <broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> [100315 10:29]:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:53:15AM -0500, Bill Gatliff wrote:
> > It's true that for a specific SoC, you *do* know such things.  So you
> > handle that the way the at91 guys have done: you provide a
> > at91sam9263_devices.c:at91_add_device_usbh(struct at91_usbh_data *data),
> > and _that_ function sets up pins, etc. before it registers the generic
> > platform device.  The driver is always a generic platform one, and gets
> That does depend on the SoC, at least for the pin muxing - with some
> SoCs there's a lot of options for where the signals are brought out so
> the pin mux configuration really does need to be board specific.

Additionally the muxing needs to be done dynamically in some cases.

For example, the GPIO pins need to be dynamically remuxed for the PM
idle modes on omaps.


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