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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC 0/2] gpio: of: Add DT overlay support for GPIO hogs
Hi Bartosz,

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 10:51 AM Bartosz Golaszewski
<bgolaszewski@baylibre.com> wrote:
> pon., 30 gru 2019 o 14:38 Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> napisał(a):
> > As GPIO hogs are configured at GPIO controller initialization time,
> > adding/removing GPIO hogs in Device Tree overlays currently does not
> > work. Hence this patch series adds support for that, by registering an
> > of_reconfig notifier, as is already done for platform, i2c, and SPI
> > devices.
> >
> > Perhaps this would be better served through a pinctrl-gpio driver?
> > Pinctrl is already working fine with DT overlays, as the pinctrl-*
> > properties are part of the slave device node, and thus looked up at
> > slave device node attachment time, not at pin controller initialization
> > time.
> >
> > In my particular use case (talking to SPI devices connected to a PMOD
> > connector on the RSK+RZA1 development board), the GPIO performs board
> > level muxing of a.o. the SPI MOSI/MISO/SCK signals. Hence the hog
> > really needs to be active only while talking to the SPI device, so the
> > muxing could (in theory) be done upon demand.
> > But how to describe that in DT, and implement it (using Runtime PM?)?
>
> I may be missing the whole picture, but from your description this
> sounds like a job for the mux framework. Maybe we could make runtime
> PM aware of muxing for this type of use-cases?

I'm happy with a (static) GPIO hog.

BTW, what exactly do you mean with "mux framework"? Pinctrl/pinmux?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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