[PATCH v3.4-rc3] MTD: NAND: ams-delta: Fix request_mem_region() failure
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 01:20:59 EDT 2012
On Wed, 2012-04-25 at 19:01 +0200, Janusz Krzysztofik wrote:
> Both drivers use separate subsets of registers that belong to the OMAP1
> MPU I/O device, but are used for controlling different sets of I/O pins.
> The NAND driver reads/writes the folowing registers:
> - OMAP_MPUIO_INPUT_LATCH,
> - OMAP_MPUIO_OUTPUT,
> - OMAP_MPUIO_IO_CNTL,
> while the keypad driver - the following:
> - OMAP_MPUIO_KBR_LATCH,
> - OMAP_MPUIO_KBC,
> - OMAP_MPUIO_KBD_MASKIT
> - OMAP_MPUIO_GPIO_DEBOUNCING.
> Both subsets are non-overlapping, and we rely on the drivers being free
> of bugs and doing their job correctly, not stepping on each others'
> feet, I guess.
First of all, I think this information should be in the commit message.
Also, some sort of comment in the driver code would be nice.
If locking the memory region is too coarse approach, the should have a
small separate omap-specific MPUIO subsystem which will be used by
drivers to access MPUIO?
Another question - should request_mem_region() be also removed from the
omap-gpio driver then? I think it is more sensible to put a comment
there that it is sharing MPIO with other drivers, instead of having an
illusion of exclusive memory region ownership.
But this is up to the OMAP community - I can take this patch to my
l2-mtd tree if you get an ack from Tony or other OMAP guys.
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