[PATCH 2/7] pinctrl: pinconf-generic: Infer map type from DT property

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Tue Nov 11 04:29:36 PST 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Laurent Pinchart
<laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com> wrote:
> On Monday 03 November 2014 11:05:26 Soren Brinkmann wrote:
>> With the new 'groups' property, the DT parser can infer the map type
>> from the fact whether 'pins' or 'groups' is used to specify the pin
>> group to work on.
>> To maintain backwards compatibitliy with current usage of the DT
>> binding, this is only done when an invalid map type is passed to the
>> parsing function.
> The Renesas PFC implements similar bindings with using the vendor-specific
> properties "renesas,pins" and "renesas,groups" (bindings and implementation
> available at Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/renesas,pfc-pinctrl.txt
> and drivers/pinctrl/sh-pfc/pinctrl.c respectively).
> The Renesas implementation is a bit more generic in that it allows both pins
> and groups to be specified in a single subnode. Do you think that feature
> would make sense for pinconf-generic as well ?

I think for generic pin controllers either nodes with:

    function = "foo";
    pins = "A0", "A1", "A2";


    function = "foo";
    groups = "bar", "baz";

In parsing this it's easy to just look for "function" then see if
we're mapping to groups or pins.

It'd be nice if we could then centralize parsing of functions/pins/groups
and add the non-renesas-prefixed configs as alternatives to genericized
the bindings, while keeping backward compatibility.

Linus Walleij

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