[PATCH 0/3] GPIO support for BRCMSTB

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Tue Jun 2 02:05:21 PDT 2015

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Gregory Fong <gregory.0xf0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've now actually attempted to use the gpiolib irqchip code.  This
> driver can't directly use gpiochip_irqchip_add() because of the
> multiple gpiochip : one irqchip map.  At first, I thought it might be
> possible to simply add a new argument (or break things into a helper
> function) to allow setting the associated IRQ domain, but then I can't
> use the generic map and unmap functions which expect the irq_domain
> host_data member to be struct gpiochip *, which makes no sense in this
> case.  That puts me right back to implementing a special version of
> the map and unmap function.

I see.

I wonder if it is better to use one device per bank, and then set
IRQF_SHARED when you issue request_irq(), and have the
IRQ handler return IRQ_NONE if the IRQ comes from this
bank, or IRQ_HANDLED if it has handled an IRQ from its own

This way multiple banks can share a single interrupt line.

Linus Walleij

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