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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 12/12] ARM: dtsi: axp81x: set pinmux for GPIO0/1 when used as LDOs
Hi Linus,

On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 09:27:17AM +0000, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Quentin Schulz
> <quentin.schulz@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>
> > On AXP813/818, GPIO0 and GPIO1 can be used as LDO as (respectively)
> > ldo_io0 and ldo_io1.
> (...)
> > + gpio0_ldo: gpio0_ldo {
> > + pins = "GPIO0";
> > + function = "ldo";
> > + };
> (...)
> > + pinctrl-names = "default";
> > + pinctrl-0 = <&gpio0_ldo>;
> > /* Disable by default to avoid conflicts with GPIO */
> > status = "disabled";
>
> So this is still by default disabled, but you make the default
> mode something called "ldo".
>
> And I think that is to be understood as a low-dropout regulator?
>
> So is the idea that this should be represented as a regulator
> in the end?
>
> Then I think the state name should not be "default" rather
> something like "regulator" and "default" should be the GPIO
> mode, as I guess something like that exists.
>
> Activating a regulator using pin control "default" mode is
> not very pretty. It would probably be unintuitive and end
> up wasting power because people will get confused about
> what is going on.

That's not really it. The PMIC has pins that can be muxed either to
(regular) GPIOs, an ADC or to an LDO regulator.

This is just muxing, the regulator will be enabled and disabled
separately through another register. If it wasn't the case, it would
indeed be very messy.

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
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