[PATCH 1/2] gpio: dwapb: Use human understandable gpio numbering.

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior bigeasy at linutronix.de
Thu Jul 2 07:30:47 PDT 2015

On 07/02/2015 04:26 PM, Richard Cochran wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 09:36:22AM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
>> If you are in a specific SoC you could do
>> 	base = of_alias_get_id(np, "gpio") * num_of_gpio_per_chip
>> and get consistent numbers / sane.
> And what about /sys/class/gpio ?

What about it?

>> I think this is the one reason why there is no generic binding for the
>> starting address. The other reason might be that this is simply a user
>> space problem. To get consistent numbers all you need to do to lookup
>> each gpio's memory address and decide if this is the one you look for.
> The user should be able to simply look up a GPIO in the data sheet,
> and then use it from a shell script.  Why not make that easy to do?
> (Other gpio controllers are doing that, too, BTW.)

I'm not saying that you should not do so. There is _no_ generic binding
for this and this is what I suggest.

> Thanks,
> Richard

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