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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5] serial: 8250: add gpio support to exar
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On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Sudip Mukherjee
<sudipm.mukherjee@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:09:08PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Sudip Mukherjee
>> <sudipm.mukherjee@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Exar XR17V352/354/358 chips have 16 multi-purpose inputs/outputs which
>> > can be controlled using gpio interface.
>> > Add support to use these pins.
>>
>> + Peter Hung.
>>
>> Seems Fintek HW is going similar way you, guys, have to decide how to
>> proceed in general. I like this way Sudip made here, though I still
>> few comments below.
>
> Just had a look at the Fintek patch. Interestingly high baudrate was our
> next plan. :)
>
>>
>> First of all, can we split it to two patches like cooking GPIO driver
>> first, then extend Exar piece of serial driver?
>>
>> I also would like to vote for splitting out first Exar parts from
>> 8250_pci like Peter did for Fintek.
>
> Then maybe instead of splitting out if we have the provision of high
> baudrate in 8250_pci? And the way I have done, it is just a matter of few
> function calls from 8250_pci in case the hardware is present. So then,
> what may be the advantage of splitting out?

+ Heikki.
When we considered what to do with extension to 8250_mid (at that time
it was just a set of functions in the 8250_pci) we decided not to blow
up 8250_pci anymore. At that time it was something like 6k+ LOCs.
One of the example is how sdhci is split (2 level scheme: core <- glue
bus driver <- particular hw). This might not work for 8250. But I'm
thinking something like core <- specific hw core <- bus driver.
Heikki, do you have your vision about this?

> But now the question is should I split out? What advantage
> will be there in splitting out?

You already asked it above.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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