[PATCH 4/6] pinctrl: aramda-37xx: Add irqchip support

Gregory CLEMENT gregory.clement at free-electrons.com
Wed Mar 22 05:02:10 PDT 2017

Hi Linus,
 On ven., déc. 30 2016, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Gregory CLEMENT
> <gregory.clement at free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> The Armada 37xx SoCs can handle interrupt through GPIO. However it can
>> only manage the edge ones.
>> The way the interrupt are managed are classical so we can use the generic
>> interrupt chip model.
>> The only unusual "feature" is that many interrupts are connected to the
>> parent interrupt controller. But we do not take advantage of this and use
>> the chained irq with all of them.
>> Signed-off-by: Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement at free-electrons.com>
> So this is very simple and should use GPIOLIB_IRQCHIP.
> Begin with select GPIOLIB_IRQCHIP in your Kconfig and then look
> at conversions such as commit 85ae9e512f437cd09bf61564bdba29ab88bab3e3
> ("pinctrl: bcm2835: switch to GPIOLIB_IRQCHIP")
> for inspiration.

I switched to the use of GPIOLIB_IRQCHIP however it didn't really simplify
my code, during the development on the v2 I did a commit only for this
change and here it is the diffstat:
110     72      drivers/pinctrl/mvebu/pinctrl-armada-37xx.c

In my first version I used the generic irqchip so I was able to benefit
of this framework, by switching to GPIOLIB_IRQCHIP I had to implement
again some of the functions such as .mask, .unmask an ack.



Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
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