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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] pinctrl: at91-pio4: implement .get_multiple and .set_multiple
On 06/09/2019 09:05:36+0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Alexandre Belloni
> > Implement .get_multiple and .set_multiple to allow reading or setting
> > multiple pins simultaneously. Pins in the same bank will all be switched at
> > the same time, improving synchronization and performances.
> Actually it won't 'improve synchronisation', instead it will lead to
> random synchronisation errors and potential metastability if one
> pin is used as a clock and another as data, or if the code is reading
> a free-flowing counter.

It does improve gpio switching synchronisation when they are in the same
bank as it will remove the 250ns delay. Of course, if you need this
delay between clk and data, then the consumer driver should ensure the
delay is present.

> It will improve performance though.
> David
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