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Subject[PWM v8 0/3] Implement a generic PWM framework
This patch series contains the eigth attempt at implementation of a
generic PWM device interface framework. Think gpiolib, but for
devices and pseudo-devices that generate pulse-wave-modulated outputs.

Compared to the previous version, this patch series:

* Eliminates redundant registration and request APIs
* Fundamentally changes how device structures are managed
* Adds a module owner to pwm_device_ops

The struct device structures are now embedded into struct pwm_device,
and are allocated, initialized, and registered during pwm_register();
struct device unregistration takes place during pwm_unregister().
This should significantly reduce the likelihood that a struct
pwm_device get unregistered during sysfs interaction---though I am not
100% sure I have all the cases covered. Reviewers welcome!

Module_get() and module_put() are now called when PWM devices are
requested and released, respectively. This prevents device operation
module removal while a PWM device is in use.

A git tree containing these patches may be found here:

Functionally-speaking, this series has regressed somewhat from
previous versions because I am currently focusing my attention on the
API itself. I include implementations only for GPIO+hrtimer devices
and the Atmel PWMC peripheral as references in this series; I will
post patches for LED drivers, PXA, Samsung, etc. devices once I know
that the API itself is on its way to mainline. (I believe that the
two reference implementations sufficiently confirm the utility of the
API itself).

Conversion of existing machines and platforms to this API is
relatively straightforward, but must be done in conjunction with the
various users of PWM (LEDs, etc.) because PWM devices will now be
referenced by struct pwm_device structures, rather than integers.
Thus, there is potentially significant effort involved because
platform data structures, etc. must be updated. I have (re)started
that effort twice already, and I prefer not to do so again until the
target API is stable.

The code in this series is significantly clearer and more
straightforward than previous versions. Thanks to everyone who helped
me with this refactoring! I'm pretty convinced that the code you see
here is at last suitable for pulling into mainline.

Finally, the attached code CAN be used to control devices that drive
stepper motors and the like, but doing so is discouraged as I am
anticipating a request to develop an API specifically for such



Bill Gatliff (3):
PWM: Implement a generic PWM framework
PWM: GPIO+hrtimer device emulation
PWM: Atmel PWMC driver

Documentation/pwm.txt | 289 ++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/Kconfig | 2 +
drivers/Makefile | 2 +
drivers/pwm/Kconfig | 29 +++
drivers/pwm/Makefile | 7 +
drivers/pwm/atmel-pwmc.c | 452 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/pwm/gpio-pwm.c | 332 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/pwm/pwm.c | 594 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/pwm/pwm.h | 143 +++++++++++
10 files changed, 1858 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/pwm.txt
create mode 100644 drivers/pwm/Kconfig
create mode 100644 drivers/pwm/Makefile
create mode 100644 drivers/pwm/atmel-pwmc.c
create mode 100644 drivers/pwm/gpio-pwm.c
create mode 100644 drivers/pwm/pwm.c
create mode 100644 include/linux/pwm/pwm.h


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