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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 2/3] usb: serial: xr_serial: Add gpiochip support
Hi Linus,

On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 03:37:38PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 6:08 PM Manivannan Sadhasivam <mani@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > Add gpiochip support for Maxlinear/Exar USB to serial converter
> > for controlling the available gpios.
> >
> > Inspired from cp210x usb to serial converter driver.
> >
> > Cc: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
> > Cc: linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org
> > Signed-off-by: Manivannan Sadhasivam <mani@kernel.org>
>
> This looks good to me overall, provided that it plays well with the
> serial port.
>
> One minor notice:
>
> > +enum gpio_pins {
> > + GPIO_RI = 0,
> > + GPIO_CD,
> > + GPIO_DSR,
> > + GPIO_DTR,
> > + GPIO_CTS,
> > + GPIO_RTS,
> > + GPIO_MAX,
> > +};
>
> You know the names of the pins...
>
> > + port_priv->gc.ngpio = 6;
> > + port_priv->gc.label = "xr_gpios";
> > + port_priv->gc.request = xr_gpio_request;
> > + port_priv->gc.free = xr_gpio_free;
> > + port_priv->gc.get_direction = xr_gpio_direction_get;
> > + port_priv->gc.direction_input = xr_gpio_direction_input;
> > + port_priv->gc.direction_output = xr_gpio_direction_output;
> > + port_priv->gc.get = xr_gpio_get;
> > + port_priv->gc.set = xr_gpio_set;
> > + port_priv->gc.owner = THIS_MODULE;
> > + port_priv->gc.parent = &port->dev;
> > + port_priv->gc.base = -1;
> > + port_priv->gc.can_sleep = true;
>
> So assign port_priv->gc.names here as well with an array
> of strings with the names ("RI", "CD", ... etc).
> This makes it look really nice in userspace if you do
> e.g. "lsgpio".
>

As Johan stated, this doesn't work with multiple devices attached to the system.
That's the reason for not adding the line names.

This gives me the motivation to get my hands dirty with gpiolib (but I fear of
breaking the ABI)...

> With that:
> Reviewed-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
>

Thanks for the review!

Regards,
Mani

> Yours,
> Linus Walleij

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