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

Felipe Balbi balbi at ti.com
Wed Oct 24 14:58:19 EDT 2012


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:28:46AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > for more complex pinctrl use cases. These are my dogfood drivers ...
> > Most of these will request more than one state and switch the driver
> > between these different states at runtime, in these examples for power
> > saving there are states named "default", "sleep" and in the I2C driver
> > also "idle".
> > 
> > These examples are more typical to how the ux500 platform will
> > look, also the SKE input driver will move the devise to sleep/default
> > states but we need to merge PM code before we can do that.
> I do not say that no drivers should ever touch pinctrl, just that most
> of them do not have to if you have other layers to the right thing for
> them.

It will be a much bigger mess. Some drivers don't need to care about
pinctrl because drivers/base handle it for them, while some others will
need a way to tell drivers/base "hey, don't touch pinctrl at all because
I know what I'm doing" and that has to happen before probe() too,
otherwise it's already too late and, according to what you suggest,
drivers/base will already have touched pinctrl. The only way I see would
be to add an extra "dont_touch_my_pins" field to every driver structure
in the kernel. Clearly what you say is nonsense.

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