[PATCH] drivers: gpio: add virtio-gpio guest driver

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Wed Jun 16 01:31:00 PDT 2021

Hi Enrico,

On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 7:49 PM Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
<info at metux.net> wrote:

> Introduce new GPIO driver for virtual GPIO devices via virtio.
> The driver implements the virtio-gpio protocol (ID 41), which can be
> used by either VM guests (e.g. bridging virtual gpios from the guest
> to real gpios in the host or attaching simulators for automatic
> application testing), as well as virtio-gpio hardware devices.
> Signed-off-by: Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult <info at metux.net>

So now there are two contesting patches for this and that creates a
social problem for us as maintainers. I am not too happy about that.

This situation activates the kernel management style document so
I advise involved parties to familiarize themselves with it:

Can we get the discussion down to actual technical points?
We really need a virtio GPIO driver, no doubt, so if everyone could
just work toward that goal and compromise with their specific pet
peeves that would be great.

Linus Walleij

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