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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 2/5] pinctrl: add dt binding support for pinmux mappings
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:41:56AM -0800, Stephen Warren wrote:
> Shawn Guo wrote at Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:05 AM:
> > On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 08:21:05AM +0000, Dong Aisheng-B29396 wrote:
> > > Here what I wonder is that do we need to allow the platform to use a func-name
> > > property in their pinmux func node or pinmux group node to specify the name.
> >
> > I do not see the necessity.
> >
> > > If it is allowed, then it could be flexible for soc to define their names.
> > > If not there may be limitations on their node names since we can only get it from
> > > the node name.
> >
> > To me, the node name is perfectly fine to be used for that purpose.
> I'd prefer if we could use integers over strings if at all possible, but
> that does have a dependency on dtc getting a syntax to define named
> constants, or the kernel pre-processing the .dts files before passing
> them to dtc.
> But if we have to use strings, I will point out that the pin names I
> chose for Tegra may not be suitable as DT node names; I don't /think/
> the DT node names can contain spaces, but I chose to name the Tegra
> pinctrl pins after both their pin name and GPIO name so that it's
> easier to correlate the two:
> Now, I could change that, but I'd prefer not to.
Hmm, we are talking about function name and pingroup name instead of
individual pin name. In your pinctrl-tegra20.c, they are .name and
.groups as below.

#define FUNCTION(fname) \
{ \
.name = #fname, \
.groups = fname##_groups, \
.ngroups = ARRAY_SIZE(fname##_groups), \


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