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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i2c: mux-gpio: Use "mux" con_id to find channel GPIOs
On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 02:43:09PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 12:51 AM Serge Semin <fancer.lancer@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Recent patch - ("i2c: mux/i801: Switch to use descriptor passing")
> > altered the i2c-mux-gpio driver to use the GPIO-descriptor
> > based interface to find and request the GPIOs then being utilized
> > to select and deselect the channels of GPIO-driven i2c-muxes. Even
> > though the proposed modification was correct for the platform_data-based
> > systems, it was invalid for the OF-based ones and caused the kernel
> > to crash at the driver probe procedure. There were two problems with
> > that modification. First of all the gpiod_count() and gpiod_get_index()
> > were called with NULL con_id.
>
> I always thought that this means "count me all GPIO's for this device
> despite their names" and "get me GPIO by index despite it's name".
> What's went wrong?
>

No. It's wrong as far as I can see for kernels 4.4, 4.9 and the modern
5.2.0-rcX. dt_gpio_count()/of_find_gpio()will always try to count/request
either "<con_id>-gpio(s)" or "gpio(s)" GPIOs in the device of-node. While
platform_gpio_count()/gpiod_find() will take into account GPIOs with matching
<con_id>'s even if it is NULL.

Regards,
-Sergey

>
> > Due to this the methods couldn't find
> > the "mux-gpios" OF-properties and returned the -ENOENT error. Secondly
> > the return value of gpiod_count() wasn't checked for being negative,
> > which in case of an error caused the driver to crash. This patch
> > is intended to fix the described problems.
>
> --
> With Best Regards,
> Andy Shevchenko

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