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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 01/25] gpio/omap: remove dependency on gpio_bank_count
On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 12:16:30PM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 08:41:07PM +0200, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 11:00:27PM +0530, Tarun Kanti DebBarma wrote:
> > > diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpio-omap.c b/drivers/gpio/gpio-omap.c
> > > index 0b05629..6ea7390 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/gpio/gpio-omap.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/gpio/gpio-omap.c
> > > @@ -28,7 +28,10 @@
> > > #include <asm/gpio.h>
> > > #include <asm/mach/irq.h>
> > >
> > > +static LIST_HEAD(omap_gpio_list);
> >
> > I guess it's now too late because patch is acked and everything, but I
> > think if you make the driver handle one bank alone and just instantiate
> > it multiple times (omap_gpio.0, omap_gpio.1, omap_gpio.3, etc) driver
> > would be faaaaaar simpler.
>
> Is there any shared state between the banks? On my very cursory glance it
> looked like banks still have some interaction between them. If not, then
> yes I agree that multiple instances would be better.

A quick glance at the TRM shows that banks have separate address spaces
and IRQ lines. I think it's done this way because we can handoff one (or
more) bank to other cores on the SoC, so they need to be pretty
independent.

I could be missing something though.

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balbi
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