[PATCHv2] Input: omap4-keypad: Add pinctrl support

Benoit Cousson b-cousson at ti.com
Tue Oct 23 05:35:06 EDT 2012

Hi Linus,

On 10/23/2012 11:13 AM, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Sourav,
>> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 06:43:00PM +0530, Sourav Poddar wrote:
>>> Adapt keypad to use pinctrl framework.
>>> Tested on omap4430 sdp with 3.7-rc1 kernel.
>> I do not see anything in the driver that would directly use pinctrl. Is
>> there a better place to select default pin configuration; maybe when
>> instantiating platform device?
> The option is to use pinctrl hogs. Then the pins will be taken,
> muxed and configured by the pin controller itself.
> Another option (not implemented) is to use bus notifiers.
> (I wrote about this in some other thread but can't find it now.)
> Each approach above come with its own set of problems.
> If the driver need to handle multiple states like default/idle/sleep
> it is IMO better to put the handling into the driver, so if that
> is what is going to happen also to this driver it could be a good
> idea to actually implement that code upfront and include in
> this submission so as to show that this driver is really going
> to exercise its pins.
> But it's also a question of conformity: if other drivers in the
> system is using different states and this is the only one
> using a single "default" state, then it doesn't make sense
> to have just one driver get its pins using hogs, it's just
> inconsistent.
> So Sourav, please tell us a bit about your plans for this
> and other drivers!

Yeah, this idea is to handle pinctrl from all the drivers, and
potentially change the mode during suspend when it is relevant.


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