[PATCH] regulator: convert to use gpio_desc internally

Alexandre Courbot gnurou at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 22:52:10 PDT 2014

On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 7:07 AM, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Alexandre Courbot <gnurou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 09:59:01AM +0900, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>>> I don't see security as a big deal - so long as normal, well written
>>> code gets the benefit of the access protection I think we're doing
>>> enough.  If something jumpst through hoops to bypass it then it's buggy
>>> but fundamentally we have to trust the kernel to at least some extent.
>> The security consideration apart, making GPIOs obtained through gpiod
>> shareable seems to be a good way to solve the issue we are having
>> here.
>> Linus, if you agree with the idea I can try to give it a shot sometime
>> this week.
> I'm game for this approach. I hope this can get Russell's original
> problem out of the way.

Great, I will give it a shot then. Could you let me know what you
think about my patch series that moves the different GPIO APIs into
their own files, so I know which base I should work on? IMHO if we are
to implement different behaviors for the integer and descriptor
interfaces, it makes all the more sense to have them in different
source files.

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