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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/9] pinctrl: mvebu: pinctrl driver core
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM, Stephen Warren <swarren@wwwdotorg.org> wrote:

> the drivers in this patch seem to invert the data-structures a
> little - in other words, instead of defining a global list of functions,
> they define a list of groups, and for each group, list the functions
> that can be selected on to it.
>
> In turn, that probably requires the core mvebu driver to invert these
> data-structures at run-time in order to provide the data the pinctrl
> core needs. I think it'd be better to just have each SoC-specific driver
> store the data tables in the same format that the pinctrl core needs it,
> so that the mvebu pinctrl core won't have to process the data-structures
> at all.

I sort of agree, not a blocker from my side but it'll surely make the
code easier to maintain.

Else I think the culprit function needs some commenting to be
readable, and writing in plaintext what can be explained by
simpler code is not good...

Yours,
Linus Walleij


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