Re: [PATCH RFC 4/6] net: rfkill: gpio: add device tree support

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 13:50:54 EST

On Tuesday 21 January 2014, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
> >> As discussed earlier in this thread I'm not sure the con_id is
> >> suitable for labelling GPIOs. It'd be better to have a proper name
> >> specified in DT/ACPI instead.
> >
> > +1
> I wonder why you guys prefer to have the name defined in the GPIO
> mapping. Having the driver decide the label makes it easier to look up
> which GPIO does what in debugfs, whereas nothing prevents people to
> name GPIOs whatever inadequate name they want in the device DT node.
> What am I overlooking here?

I should have another look at the debugfs representation, but isn't
there a global namespace that gets used for all gpios? Neither the
con_id nor the name that the driver picks would be globally unique
and stable across kernel versions, so they don't make a good user

I think what we want here is a system-wide unique identifier for
each gpio line that may get represented in debugfs, and use a new
DT mechanism to communicate that.

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