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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4 resend] [x86] Add generic GPIO support to x86
    On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Andres Salomon wrote:
    > On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:01:56 +0200
    > Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
    > > Hi Andres,
    > >
    > > Le jeudi 18 octobre 2007, Andres Salomon a écrit :
    > > > While I certainly would like to see a generic GPIO API, this one
    > > > isn't really useful for geode GPIOs. It would be nice to have one
    > > > that did work for us as well. Unfortunately, I haven't had the
    > > > chance to give much thought to this problem yet.
    > >
    > > This one was discussed mostly on the ARM mailing-list and finally
    > > made his way to the mainline kernel. Though it lacks some functions
    > > to change for instance a entire GPIO line and not a single bit, it is
    > > used on ARM and MIPS systems so I would conform with this one for now
    > > because it is used by at least two or more architectures.
    > How does being used on MIPS and ARM make it suitable for x86? If
    > you're arguing that other x86 platforms conform to it, and it might be
    > useful for them; sure, I'll buy that. That doesn't seem to currently be
    > the case, though.

    It might be useful for everyone to check, whether the existing GPIO
    functionality can be extended, reworked to match the needs of Geode as
    well. Extending / reworking an existing interface is definitely
    better than adding a new incompatible one.

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