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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 12/13] gpiolib: add new ioctl() for monitoring changes in line info
czw., 19 gru 2019 o 19:17 Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
napisał(a):
>
> On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:17 PM Bartosz Golaszewski <brgl@bgdev.pl> wrote:
> >
> > From: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>
> >
> > Currently there is no way for user-space to be informed about changes
> > in status of GPIO lines e.g. when someone else requests the line or its
> > config changes. We can only periodically re-read the line-info. This
> > is fine for simple one-off user-space tools, but any daemon that provides
> > a centralized access to GPIO chips would benefit hugely from an event
> > driven line info synchronization.
> >
> > This patch adds a new ioctl() that allows user-space processes to reuse
> > the file descriptor associated with the character device for watching
> > any changes in line properties. Every such event contains the updated
> > line information.
> >
> > Currently the events are generated on three types of status changes: when
> > a line is requested, when it's released and when its config is changed.
> > The first two are self-explanatory. For the third one: this will only
> > happen when another user-space process calls the new SET_CONFIG ioctl()
> > as any changes that can happen from within the kernel (i.e.
> > set_transitory() or set_debounce()) are of no interest to user-space.
>
> > - } else if (cmd == GPIO_GET_LINEINFO_IOCTL) {
> > + } else if (cmd == GPIO_GET_LINEINFO_IOCTL ||
> > + cmd == GPIO_GET_LINEINFO_WATCH_IOCTL) {
>
> Wouldn't be better for maintenance to have them separated from the day 1?
>

I think this would lead to a lot of code duplication. I left it as it is is v4.

Bart

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