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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] ARM: mxc: migrate mach-mx5 gpio driver to gpio-mxc
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 05:27:55PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 May 2011, Shawn Guo wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 01:28:17PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 31 May 2011, Shawn Guo wrote:
> > > > > Just open-code the mxc_add_mxc_gpio() by moving the individual calls to
> > > > > mxc_add_gpio() into the respective callers. Having a global
> > > > > mxc_add_mxc_gpio() function that does something different for each
> > > > > caller seems entirely pointless to me.
> > > > >
> > > > Right now, mxc_add_mxc_gpio() is a postcore_initcall. Moving
> > > > individual mxc_add_gpio() call into irq_init function does not work.
> > > > And I need to find a proper caller for each SoC to call mxc_add_gpio
> > > > to register gpio devices.
> > >
> > > Why not init_machine? That is an arch_initcall(), so it's probably close
> > > enough.
> > >
> > The init_machine is mostly a board specific function than SoC specific
> > one. That is to say we will call mxc_add_gpio() in every single board
> > init function even for the same SoC.
>
> But the machine is the only place that knows what SOC is being used.
> Your patch right now detects it by looking at the CPU type that is
> also being set by the board file using the init_early call, which
> is a bit silly.
>
I would say that the CPU type is being set by SoC file (e.g.
mach-mx5/mm.c) than board file. All the things in mach-mx5/mm.c are
common to any mx51 based boards.

> I would leave e.g. the imx51_register_gpios() in place, but only
> change the definition and the caller to
>
> void __init imx51_register_gpios(void)
> {
> mxc_add_gpio(0, MX51_GPIO1_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO1_LOW, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO1_HIGH);
> mxc_add_gpio(1, MX51_GPIO2_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO2_LOW, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO2_HIGH);
> mxc_add_gpio(2, MX51_GPIO3_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO3_LOW, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO3_HIGH);
> mxc_add_gpio(3, MX51_GPIO4_BASE_ADDR, SZ_16K, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO4_LOW, MX51_MXC_INT_GPIO4_HIGH);
> }
>
> Then you can call that function from each i.mx51 based board, or
> from a new imx51_soc_init() function that groups multiple such
> functions.
>
It will anyway touch every single board file (a lot) to have this SoC
specific device registration plugged in. If you still think it's
worthy to do so, I can turn around.

--
Regards,
Shawn



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