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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/23] gpiolib: switch to simpler IDA interface
On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 6:41 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 05:45:30PM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> > From: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>
> >
> > We don't need to specify any ranges when allocating IDs so we can switch
> > to ida_alloc() and ida_free() instead of the ida_simple_ counterparts.
> >
> > ida_simple_get(ida, 0, 0, gfp) is equivalent to
> > ida_alloc_range(ida, 0, UINT_MAX, gfp) which is equivalent to
> > ida_alloc(ida, gfp). Note: IDR will never actually allocate an ID
> > larger than INT_MAX.
>
> Have you considered switching to XArray API?
>

IDA uses an xarray internally but wraps it in a more straightforward
API. No need to use the low-level API IMO.

Bart

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