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SubjectRe: [patch/rfc 1/4] GPIO implementation framework
On Tuesday 27 November 2007, eric miao wrote:

> c) removal of "gpiochip_is_requested()", and use "gpio_desc->requested"
> instead

That's problematic for GPIO code that needs to know if a given
GPIO has been requested ... since you don't export gpio_desc[]
(and shouldn't) that functionality has effectively been removed!

So that would break two patches now in MM (mcp23s08 support, and
the avr32 platform conversion) plus others not yet merged...

> d) make gpio_ensure_requested() use gpio_desc, and simplify the code a
> bit

That's problematic too ... since it no longer actually ensures
that the chip gets marked as requested. :(

Since struct gpio_desc isn't exported, it might as well be
private to lib/gpiolib.c instead of public in the header...
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