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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/4] da850-evm: add baseboard UI expander buttons, switches and LEDs
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Hi Sekhar,

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Nori, Sekhar <nsekhar@ti.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 19:45:46, Ben Gardiner wrote:
>> [...]
>> I was assuming that those pins were not exported as gpio pins on
>> purpose; I was taking the prudent approach to prevent haphazard
>> toggling of sw_rst and deep_sleep_en from userspace. sw_rst because it
>> could initiate a reset of the cpu when toggled and deep_sleep_en
>> because it can override the behaviour of davinci_pm_enter().
>>
>> I'm not sure how they would be used by existing kernel classes either.
>> The sw_rst pin could be used for reset but since it is on the other
>> end of an i2c bus and there is an existing implementation of reset
>> using the on chip watchdog I don't think it would be benficial to
>> switch. Deep_sleep_en could override the behaviour in
>> davinci_pm_enter() -- _maybe_ (I don't really know) it could be used
>> as a hardware-assisted suspend-blocker? But I totally guessing here.
>
> My preference would be to leave these pins as is
> (don't call a gpio_request() on them) till someone
> comes up with a use case for them. From what you
> described, sysfs access cannot happen "accidently"
> so someone accessing these pins from sysfs surely
> knows what he is doing.

No problem. I will re-spin the patch shortly with the deep_sleep_en
and sw_rst pins free for use by client code.

Best Regards,
Ben Gardiner

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