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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/8] gpio: zynq: Shift zynq_gpio_init() to subsys_initcall level
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On 14.8.2017 15:55, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Michal Simek <michal.simek@xilinx.com> wrote:
>
>> From: Nava kishore Manne <nava.manne@xilinx.com>
>>
>> In general situation on-SoC GPIO controller drivers should be probed
>> after pinctrl/pinmux controller driver, because on-SoC GPIOs utilize a
>> pin/pad as a resource provided and controlled by pinctrl subsystem.
>>
>> GPIO must come after pinctrl as gpios may need to mux pins....etc
>>
>> Looking at Xilinx SoC series pinctrl drivers, zynq*_pinctrl_init()
>> functions are called at arch_initcall init levels,
>> so the change of initcall level for gpio-zynq driver from
>> postcore_initcall to subsys_initcall level is sufficient. Also note
>> that the most of GPIO controller drivers settled at subsys_initcall
>> level.
>>
>> If pinctrl subsystem manages pads with GPIO functions, the change is
>> needed to avoid unwanted driver probe deferrals during kernel boot.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Nava kishore Manne <navam@xilinx.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Michal Simek <michal.simek@xilinx.com>
>
> Can't you just move it all the way to device_initcall and
> simply use the standard module init macros?
> builtin_platform_driver(), module_platform_driver()?

When I grep the kernel I see this

[linux](master)$ git grep "^core_initcall" drivers/gpio/ | wc -l
1
[linux](master)$ git grep "^postcore_initcall" drivers/gpio/ | wc -l
12
[linux](master)$ git grep "^arch_initcall" drivers/gpio/ | wc -l
2
[linux](master)$ git grep "^subsys_initcall" drivers/gpio/ | wc -l
33
[linux](master)$ git grep "^device_initcall" drivers/gpio/ | wc -l
4


[linux](master)$ git grep "^core_initcall" drivers/pinctrl/ | wc -l
6
[linux](master)$ git grep "^postcore_initcall" drivers/pinctrl/ | wc -l
7
[linux](master)$ git grep "^arch_initcall" drivers/pinctrl/ | wc -l
62
[linux](master)$ git grep "^subsys_initcall" drivers/pinctrl/ | wc -l
12
[linux](master)$ git grep "^device_initcall" drivers/pinctrl/ | wc -l
0

Majority of gpio drivers are in subsys_initcall and pinctrl in
arch_initcall. It doesn't mean that I have strong opinion about doing
this change. I have also read internal tracking system and it is not
fully clear if this is fixing any issue rather than removing on
deferring probe message.

Nava: Do you have any comment?

Thanks,
Michal

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