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SubjectRe: [PATCH] gpio sysfs: add a "toggle" value
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On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 05:48, David Brownell wrote:
> On Thursday 04 June 2009, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> > I don't like the idea of embedding any kind of interpreter
>> > in the sysfs interface, but that's the direction you seem
>> > to be heading ...
>>
>> i dont view the userspace GPIO interface as a simple "i want to wiggle
>> pins for fun and testing".  i see it as a dynamic method for building
>> userspace drivers for simple devices.
>
> I don't.  I see it as an adjunct to real drivers.  Or maybe
> we just differ on what "simple" means here.
>
>> as such, having a very simple
>> "command language" for optimizing the interaction provides a pretty
>> good trade off between kernel complexity and lowering overhead imo.
>
> If that's what you want, why don't you write a custom driver
> that provides the kind of command interpreter you want?

i had "simple-gpio" but it was rejected as it duplicated too much with
the gpio sysfs interface

does vectored writes (writve) work with sysfs ? if so, then that
should work for back-to-back commands rather than having sysfs do
stream parsing.
-mike
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