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SubjectRe: 2.6.33-rc3 regression: leds_alix2: can't allocate I/O for GPIO
On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 01:11:31PM +0100, Arnd Hannemann wrote:
> Arnd Hannemann schrieb:
> > Richard Purdie schrieb:
> >> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 11:26 +0100, Arnd Hannemann wrote:
> >>> with 2.6.33-rc3 the LEDs are not working anymore on my Geode embedded board:
> >>> If I remember correctly this was working fine with 2.6.32, but certainly with 2.6.31
> >>>
> >>> relevant dmesg output of 2.6.33-rc3:
> >>>
> >>> [ 0.709643] cs5535_gpio: base=0x6100 mask=0xb003c66 major=253
> >>>
> >>> [ 2.207947] leds_alix2: system is recognized as "PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99h"
> >>> [ 2.228678] leds_alix2: can't allocate I/O for GPIO
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> For reference dmesg of 2.6.31.3:
> >>>
> >>> [ 0.611953] cs5535_gpio: base=0x6100 mask=0xb003c66 major=253
> >>>
> >>> [ 2.379114] leds_alix2: system is recognized as "PC Engines ALIX.2"
> >>> [ 2.399097] Registered led device: alix:1
> >>> [ 2.411404] Registered led device: alix:2
> >>> [ 2.423720] Registered led device: alix:3
> >> Its likely to be commit 7f131cf3ed96c969d7b092bf629e25c3df50901e. It
> >> looks like the request_region() call is failing. Daniel, any idea why?
> >
> > Some additional debug information:
> >
> > elara:~# rdmsr 0x5140000C
> > f00100006100
> >
> > /proc/ioports says:
> > 6100-61ff : 0000:00:0f.0
> > 6100-61ff : cs5535_gpio
> >
> > BTW: why is request_region() needed there after all?
>
> Oh, maybe using cs5535_gpio AND leds_alix2 together was never supposed to work?

That is the problem indeed. The problem is that three of these GPIOs are
connected to LEDs, so if both drivers are enabled, they will both alter
the same GPIOs. Hmm, don't know how to handle this. Maybe the LED driver
should use the GPIO interface and that's it?

Daniel


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