[PATCH 2/3] gpio: Add a driver for the Raspberry Pi's firmware GPIO calls.

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Mon Sep 26 09:46:38 PDT 2016

On 09/23/2016 07:15 AM, Eric Anholt wrote:
> Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org> writes:
>> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:13 PM, Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net> wrote:
>>> This driver will be used for accessing the FXL6408 GPIO exander on the
>>> Pi3.  We can't drive it directly from Linux because the firmware is
>>> continuously polling one of the expander's lines to do its
>>> undervoltage detection.
>>> Signed-off-by: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
>> (...)
>>> +       tristate "Raspberry Pi firmware-based GPIO access"
>>> +       depends on OF_GPIO && RASPBERRYPI_FIRMWARE && (ARCH_BCM2835 || COMPILE_TEST)
>>> +       help
>>> +         Turns on support for using the Raspberry Pi firmware to
>>> +         control GPIO pins.  Used for access to the FXL6408 GPIO
>>> +         expander on the Pi 3.
>> Maybe it should be named GPIO_RPI_FXL6408 ?
>> (No strong opinion.)
> See DT binding comment -- I think since this driver has no dependency on
> being to the 6408 on the pi3, we shouldn't needlessly bind it to the
> FXL6408.  (the help comment was just context for why you would want the
> driver today).

I'd suggest including "FW" or "FIRMWARE" in the Kconfig option too; the 
Raspberry Pi has multiple GPIO drivers; one accessing the BCM283x HW 
directly and the other going through the FW. It'd be good if each 
Kconfig name was pretty explicit re: which one it represented.

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