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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/20] pinctrl: Downgrade pinctrl_get warning when no maps are found
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 02:51:55PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Stephen Warren <> wrote:
> > This may be perfectly legitimate. An IP block may get re-used
> > across SoCs. Not all of those SoCs may need pinmux settings for the
> > IP block, e.g. if one SoC dedicates pins to that function but
> > another doesn't. The driver won't know this, and will always
> > attempt to set up the pinmux. The mapping table defines whether any
> > HW programming is actually needed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <>
> This is equivalent to providing dummy pincontrollers as was on my
> TODO for a while admittedly.
> For consistency with regulators it would maybe be better to have
> optional dummy pin controllers but after thinking a bit about it
> I think this is more helpful, so I applied it anyway.
> However I would invite more opinions...
I'm afraid this is a little error-prone, that means even we specifed
the wrong map name or state name, the pinctrl_get still does not get
failed and it is a little different as what we want in this patch.

Dong Aisheng

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