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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] gpiolib: Add gpio_detect, gpio_debounce and gpio_alt_func features to GPIOLIB
    On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:50:23AM +0100, Ben Dooks wrote:
    > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 05:15:02PM +0800, Alek Du wrote:

    > > * gpio_alt_func is to set pin as alternative function or GPIO.

    > gpio_alt_func is feature creep, I don't really belive this is the
    > best place to put it as it will be difficult to actually make this
    > generic for all gpio platforms.

    Since the proposed API just passes a value through to the driver for the
    GPIO chip it looks generic enough - each chip can define whatever set of
    constants it likes. I'd expect a large proportion of driver specific
    APIs would end up just the same.

    Given the number of manufacturers that don't use a separate term like
    the PXA MFP for the alternative functions of their GPIOs it makes sense
    to have a gpiolib API for this. Without one you end up having each
    driver needing to add its own API, and since the pins are just referred
    to as GPIOs in the documentation the API will have that in the name and
    look like it ought to be connected with gpiolib.

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