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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] pinctrl: Add simple pinmux driver using device tree data
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:11:13AM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
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> > Put it in pinctrl device node?
> > Then how do we name each pin?
> > And for IMX, currently we name all pins in driver.
> > I still can not find a good reason that i should name all pins in dt file.
>
> But do you actually need the pin names in kernel? :)
>
Yes, i meant name pins in driver.

> > Yes, we indeed have such a case.
> > For IMX, some special pins mux still need a setting called 'select input' which
> > is controlled in other registers.
> > But a rough idea in my mind that may choose different way to fix this issue.
> > It's a little like:
> > pinctrl_usdhc4: pinconfig-usdhc4 {
> > mux =
> > <MX6Q_SD4_CMD 0 SELECT_INPUT>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_CLK 0 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT0 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT1 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT2 1 SELECT_INPUT>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT3 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT4 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT5 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT6 1 0>
> > <MX6Q_SD4_DAT7 1 0>;
> > }
> > This format would not make the dts writer to take too much care of
> > register address
> > and value. For this case, the #pinmux-cells would be <3>;
> > It is a little different from OMAP.
>
> If you don't want to keep the extra register entry around, then you
> could have a custom .data entry in the pinctrl driver that contains
> the mapping of these special registers.
>
Yes, that's what i think.
But we still need pass the value for thoes sepcial registers from dt.

> > For your proposal, I'm afraid it is a little too much depend on the SoC register
> > layout. We need to find a flexible enough way to cover all possible
> > register layout
> > difference for all SoCs.
> > (Considering one register controls multi muxs?)
>
> Most likely those special cases are best handled in hardware specific
> drivers.
>
Yes, common driver needs provide a way to cover that.

> > Did i misunderstand?
> > I still can not understand why need this.
> > The pinctrl properly in device node can support multi pinmuxs .
> > serial@48020000 {
> > pinctrl = <&pmx_uart3_x &pmx_uart3_y>;
> > It's good to me that the consensus we reached at Linaro Connect is much like
> > my proposal in above URL. :)
>
> I meant like what you have in the second option here, the count is
> used to parse each entry.
You're right, i misunderstood before.
Sorry for the noise.

Regards
Dong Aisheng


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