[PATCH v2] pinctrl: reserve pins when states are activated

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Tue Oct 23 04:58:03 EDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com> wrote:
> * Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org> [121022 01:22]:

>> If this turns out to be a severe performance bottleneck, I
>> suggest to add some additional constraint API, like
>> pinctrl_set_pinmux_homegeneous_pinsets(true) that will
>> at runtime select whether the pin allocation is done when
>> getting the pinctrl handle instead.
> Or maybe you could release + reserve the pins only if the
> pins change?

Umm... not quite following but show me the code :-D

In the code as it stands currently we only detect
if a state changes and then it assumes the old state need
to be deactivated before activating a new one.

I think that in order to do that for a state A->B transition
we need to:

1. Get the pins for mux setting A
2. Get the pins for mux setting B
3. Loop over the pin array and compare
4. If all are the same, goto 7
5. Release pins for setting A
6. Acquire pins for setting B
7. Update all pin descs to point to setting B
8. Done

Hm, I can see a patch like that...

Linus Walleij

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