pinctrl: group/pin identity mapping

Ben Dooks ben at
Fri Jun 1 06:40:10 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 12:06:47PM +0200, Grégor Boirie wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to implement pinctrl support for our new cortex based SoC.
> Our driver should provide support for pinctrl/pinmux/pinconf combination
> without device tree handling at the moment.
> However, I'm afraid I misunderstand how groups relate to muxed pins and
> I'd like to hear your suggestions.
> Here's the HW: our I/O pins subsystem allows us to multiplex every
> controllable pins using up to 4 mutually exclusive functions, i.e. there
> is no notion of pin GROUP multiplexing at the HW level (one register per
> pin is available to setup multiplexing and other electronic properties
> like drive strength, pull up/down...).

That sounds very much like how the Samsung system works, you might have
a look at their implementation or get them to give you some feedback on
the approach they took.

I brought this to Linus' attention a couple of times when he was designing
the system originally, so he may also have a good idea of what can be done.

Ben Dooks, ben at,

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