[PATCH RFC v2 2/2] pinctrl: add pinctrl gpio binding support
swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Mon May 21 13:09:26 EDT 2012
On 05/21/2012 06:39 AM, Dong Aisheng wrote:
> On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 04:05:46AM +0800, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 05/18/2012 07:12 AM, Dong Aisheng wrote:
>>> The gpio ranges standard dt binding format is
>>> <&gpio $gpio_offset $pin_offset $npin>
>>> The core will parse and register the pinctrl gpio ranges
>>> from device tree.
>>> + pinctrl_add_gpio_ranges(pctldev, ranges, nranges);
>> I think we should also store ranges somewhere separate in pctldev ...
> Hmm, i'm not quite understand,
> What do you mean separate in pctldev?
> We already save the ranges in pctldev's gpio_ranges list.
>>> +void pinctrl_dt_remove_gpio_ranges(struct pinctrl_dev *pctldev,
>>> + struct pinctrl_gpio_range *ranges,
>>> + unsigned nranges)
>> ... so that this function doesn't need ranges/nranges passed to it; it
>> can just get them out of pctldec.
> For remove ranges/nranges, maybe we can use list_for_each_entry_safe
> plus list_del like:
> list_for_each_entry_safe(range, tmp, &pctldev->gpio_ranges, node)
If some GPIO ranges are added using pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges() and
some are added using pinctrl_add_gpio_range(), how will
pinctrl_dt_remove_gpio_ranges() know which ones to remove, unless
a) The list of ranges is passed to pinctrl_dt_remove_gpio_ranges() as
above (but then where does the caller find the list to pass in)
b) The list of ranges added by pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges() is stored
separately from the overall gpio_ranges list, so the code knows which
were added by that API.
Perhaps the simplest way to implement this is to add a new Boolean field
to struct gpio_range that says whether pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges()
added it, and set it to true/false in pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges() and
> I just follow the original way here and if change we may need another
>> Or better yet, what if pinctrl_unregister automatically removed any
>> ranges registered by pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges, so this function
>> doesn't even need to exist?
> Yes, it seems this can also work for non-dt registered gpio ranges added by
> pinctrl_add_gpio_ranges, e.g, remove need pinctrl_remove_gpio_range too,
> It seems it should be in a separate patch which is not related to gpio ranges
> Do you want me to work on that patch first for this series to rebase or
> we can do it later?
Maybe we should just delete the functions pinctrl_remove_gpio_range()
and pinctrl_dt_remove_gpio_range() completely. They only remove the gpio
range from the list in the pctldev, and since the pctldev is being
unregistered anyway, that doesn't seem very useful. The ranges don't
need to be free()'d since pinctrl_dt_add_gpio_ranges() allocates them
using devm_kzalloc() anyway, and in the non-DT case, if they need
free-ing, the driver already had to do that itself.
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