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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] gpio: add pin biasing and drive mode to gpiolib

    On 22/04/2011, at 9:36 PM, Linus Walleij wrote:

    > 2011/4/21 Stijn Devriendt <>:
    >> I'd also like to add (if not already mentioned by others) that in
    >> general drivers that use GPIOs are unaware of their physical
    >> connection on the board. Having this information
    >> in device-tree or platform-data equivalent solves this.
    > Yes, this has been mentioned a few times, and a few times I have
    > replied that there is not one word in the patch set that says anything
    > about whether drivers or board code or whatever shall make use of
    > the mechanism, it's just an interface...
    > I don't understand why this keeps popping up, have I written
    > *anything* unclear about this?

    You haven't, no! Just that the use case for gpiolib was always to expose
    gpio functionality to drivers/ in a generic way. The fact that it's
    now been picked up extensively throughout arch/ is a (very) happy


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