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SubjectRe: [RFC v2] gpio/omap: auto-setup a GPIO when used as an IRQ
On 9/27/2013 1:05 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> On 09/27/2013 01:18 AM, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 09/24/2013 01:58 AM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>>> The OMAP GPIO controller HW requires a pin to be configured in GPIO
>>> input mode in order to operate as an interrupt input. Since drivers
>>> should not be aware of whether an interrupt pin is also a GPIO or not,
>>> the HW should be fully configured/enabled as an IRQ if a driver solely
>>> uses IRQ APIs such as request_irq(), and never calls any GPIO-related
>>> APIs. As such, add the missing HW setup to the OMAP GPIO controller's
>>> irq_chip driver.
>>> Since this bypasses the GPIO subsystem we have to ensure that another
>>> caller won't be able to request the same GPIO pin that is used as an
>>> IRQ and set its direction as output. Requesting the GPIO and setting
>>> its direction as input is allowed though.
>> FWIW, the concept of this patch,
>> Acked-by: Stephen Warren <>
>> I didn't review the code; just skimmed it to see where the new
>> functionality was implemented.
> Thanks Stephen,
> I split the changes as suggested by Tony and posted as a patch-set and not an
> RFC anymore:
> [PATCH 1/2] gpio/omap: maintain GPIO and IRQ usage separately [1]
> [PATCH 2/2] gpio/omap: auto-setup a GPIO when used as an IRQ [2]
> Linus,
> Could you please add Stephen Acked-by when taking the patches and also George
> Cherian Tested-by that sent for this RFC. George it would be great if you can
> also comment on which OMAP platform you had tested.

Tested on dra7xx/evm with GPIO interrupt for pcf gpio expander.
Tested-by: George Cherian <>
> I cc'ed Aaro Koskinen and Paul Walmsley now which seems to have OMAP1 platforms
> to test. Could you please test [1] and [2] on a OMAP1 board? These patches
> solves a long standing issue we have on OMAP2+ when booting with DT and it would
> be great if you can check that it does not cause regressions on OMAP1 based boards.
> Thanks a lot and best regards,
> Javier
> [1]:
> [2]:
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