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From: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
To: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>
Cc: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>,
	linux-usb <linux-usb@vger.kernel.org>,
	"open list:GPIO SUBSYSTEM" <linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	kernel-team@android.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] USB: ftdio_sio: GPIO validity fixes
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 10:20:38 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACRpkdZ06vWY+mqR7bYd_WcEM6+N6v5GgTAYhr0p0KkNLa3Qnw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X85O9GoDcbiDp97j@localhost>

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 4:48 PM Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 03:34:23PM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:

> > If they claim that their lines are available, and then refuse to
> > let the user play with it, that's just a bug willing to be fixed.
>
> My point was that this is how *all* gpio drivers work, and that muxing
> is somewhat orthogonal to the gpio controller implementation.

This is true. It's because it is orthogonal that the separate subsystem
for pin control including pin muxing exists.

Should I be really overly picky, the drivers that can mux lines like
this should be implementing the pin control mux driver side as
well just to make Linux aware of this. But if the muxing cannot
be changed by the kernel (albeit with special tools) then it would
be pretty overengineered for this case. Things would be much
easier if this wasn't some flashing configuration but more of a
runtime thing (which is kind of the implicit assumption in pin
control land).

We don't really have many drivers that are "muxable by
(intrusive) flashing" as opposed to "muxable by setting some
bits" so in that way these FTDI drivers and siblings are special.

So this needs some special considerations to become user
friendly I think.

Yours,
Linus Walleij

  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-09  9:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-04 16:47 Marc Zyngier
2020-12-04 16:47 ` [PATCH 1/4] gpiolib: cdev: Flag invalid GPIOs as used Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07 14:16   ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-07 14:59     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-12-09  9:25   ` Linus Walleij
2020-12-04 16:47 ` [PATCH 2/4] USB: serial: ftdi_sio: Report the valid GPIO lines to gpiolib Marc Zyngier
2020-12-09  9:28   ` Linus Walleij
2020-12-04 16:47 ` [PATCH 3/4] USB: serial: ftdi_sio: Log the CBUS GPIO validity Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07 14:29   ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-07 15:00     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07 15:19       ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-09  9:35         ` Linus Walleij
2020-12-09 17:05           ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-09 17:39             ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-04 16:47 ` [PATCH 4/4] USB: serial: ftdi_sio: Drop GPIO line checking dead code Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07  9:55 ` [PATCH 0/4] USB: ftdio_sio: GPIO validity fixes Andy Shevchenko
2020-12-07 14:01 ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-07 14:41   ` Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07 15:08     ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-07 15:34       ` Marc Zyngier
2020-12-07 15:49         ` Johan Hovold
2020-12-09  9:20           ` Linus Walleij [this message]
2020-12-09 15:42             ` Johan Hovold

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