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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] 8250: Split Fintek PCIE to UART to independent file
    On Tue, 2016-01-19 at 12:33 +0000, One Thousand Gnomes wrote:
    > > The architecture of 8250_pci.c is good for PCIE device with 8250
    > > compatible serial ports. We want to implement all functions of
    > > F81504/508/512, but it'll make 8250_pci.c bloated and complex if we
    > > implement GPIOLIB in 8250_pci.c
    > Your device is multi-function. Create an MFD driver for it. Make the
    > 8250 driver bind to the MFD, and provide your own baud rate methods
    > within the standard 8250 layer

    Ouch, somehow I missed this one!

    Peter, Alan's suggestion is really worth to try.

    > Implement the GPIO lines in a GPIO driver that also binds to the MFD
    > and
    > lives in drivers/gpio
    > All the needed pieces already exist to implement it cleanly this way
    > without duplicating a ton of code.
    > Alan

    Andy Shevchenko <>
    Intel Finland Oy

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