Re: [Patch v3 2/2] gpio: Document GPIO hogging mechanism
From: Alexandre Courbot
Date: Fri Dec 12 2014 - 03:37:31 EST
On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Benoit Parrot <bparrot@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Alexandre Courbot <gnurou@xxxxxxxxx> wrote on Wed [2014-Dec-10 19:56:17 +0900]:
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 6:02 AM, Benoit Parrot <bparrot@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Add GPIO hogging documentation to gpio.txt
>> > Signed-off-by: Benoit Parrot <bparrot@xxxxxx>
>> > ---
>> > Changes since v2:
>> > * Updated to the latest hog syntax.
>> > Changes since v1:
>> > * Split the devicetree bindings documentation in its own patch.
>> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio.txt | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
>> > 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)
>> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio.txt
>> > index 3fb8f53..6d88133 100644
>> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio.txt
>> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/gpio/gpio.txt
>> > @@ -103,6 +103,22 @@ Every GPIO controller node must contain both an empty "gpio-controller"
>> > property, and a #gpio-cells integer property, which indicates the number of
>> > cells in a gpio-specifier.
>> > +The GPIO chip may contain GPIO hog definitions. GPIO hogging is a mechanism
>> > +providing automatic GPIO request and configuration as part of the
>> > +gpio-controller's driver probe function.
>> > +
>> > +Each GPIO hog definition is represented as a child node of the GPIO controller.
>> > +Required properties:
>> > +- gpio-hog: A property specifying that this child node represent a gpio-hog.
>> > +- gpios: Store the gpio information (id, flags, ...). Shall contain the
>> > + number of cells specified in its parent node (GPIO controller
>> > + node).
>> Since this property will only describe one GPIO, why use the plural
>> form? Would it not be confusing?
> I would tend to agree in this case but based on this original comment from Linus on this thread:
Ok, good for me then.
> where on 08/01/2014 10:37, Linus Walleij wrote:
> > +Each GPIO hog definition is represented as a child node of the GPIO controller.
> > +Required properties:
> > +- gpio: store the gpio informations (id, flags, ...). Shall contain the
> > + number of cells specified in its parent node (GPIO controller node).
> This property is alway plural "gpios".
> As long as everyone agree, I am fine with it.
>> > +- direction: A property specifying the direction/value needed. This property
>> > + can take the folowing values: input, output-high, output-low.
>> nit: since this property not only describes the direction but also the
>> (potential) value, I suggest to rename it to "state".
> Since you are the one who suggested "direction" in the first place, as long as you agree with yourself :)
/me of today is not the same person as /me of yesterday... :P
This is just a suggestion though, please pick the name *you* think is
the most adequate.
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