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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/16] gpio: Add support for banked GPIO controllers
On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 8:57 PM, Thierry Reding <> wrote:

> From: Thierry Reding <>
> Some GPIO controllers are subdivided into multiple logical blocks called
> banks (or ports). This is often caused by the design assigning separate
> resources, such as register regions or interrupts, to each bank, or some
> set of banks.
> This commit adds support for describing controllers that have such a
> banked design and provides common code for dealing with them.
> Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <>

This patch makes me really happy.

It pulls in a lot of weirdness to the OF core and creates a coherent
way of handling these "banked" GPIO chips.

CC to Tony to make sure he checks that OMAP is ready to use this

I would change num_pins to num_lines everywhere in this patch,
so if you resend the series, please fix that.

> +void gpio_irq_chip_banked_handler(struct irq_desc *desc)

Maybe we should name this gpio_irq_chip_banked_chained_handler()
since it only deals with chained IRQs?

Sooner or later we will have a nested bank too...

Otherwise it looks fine.

Linus Walleij

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