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

From: Mark Brown
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 07:39:22 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 07:50:06PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> 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
> interface.

Currently the globally unique name is the GPIO number but that's not
stable since it gets dynamically assigned.

> 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.

We've mostly been using things based off dev_name() for stability.

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