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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pinctrl: intel: Implements gpio free function
On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:36:26AM +0100, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> On 22.03.19 20:06, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 07:32:28PM +0100, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> >> On 21.03.19 10:23, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> >>
> >>> ...and on top of that GPIO sysfs interface is deprecated.
> >>
> >> I don't like the idea of deprecating this. It might not be enough for
> >> all usecases, but for a lot of usecases, it's a very easy and simple
> >> interfaces.
> >
> > So, you probably late for more than year. Linus W. and others discussed that
> > a lot and the points of the choice are listed in documentation IIRC.
>
> If "deprecated" means there just won't be any new features, but
> everything remains as it is, I can live w/ that. But But having to
> rewrite lots of applications in the field for the new interface would
> be really bad.

If you don't want to have new features and OK with broken behaviour, yes,
that's fine.

> Note that the dev interface is *much* more complex than the sysfs one.
> For example, it needs ioctl()s, so this can't be done just w/ a few
> lines of shellscript anymore. (which is very common in many embedded
> devices)

I do it with a shell script, hint: libgpiod is a part of almost all alive Linux
distributions.

P.S. I don't think I would continue wasting time on the topic, since there is
nothing proposed how to improve the case.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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