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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:49:37 +0000
From:	Grant Likely <>
To:	Linus Walleij <>,
	Lee Jones <>,
	Patrice CHOTARD <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/21] gpio: ab8500: Bring AB8500 back to life

On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:18:00 +0100, Linus Walleij <> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Lee Jones <> wrote:
> > The ab8500 GPIO driver is currently 'BROKEN', due to a lack of
> > updates and recent frame-work adoption. This patch-set aims to
> > bring the driver back to life so we may make use of it again.
> >
> > This first stage is to bring it into line with ST-Ericsson's
> > internal track, which has been keeping up-to-date. After these
> > patches have been accepted I will then overhaul the driver to
> > use the most recent APIs and frame-works, such as pinctrl and
> > Device Tree.
> >
> > Please give these patches an easy ride. I know they're not
> > perfect, but they do provide a great base on with I can form
> > the overhaul. Thanks for your understanding.
> OK I've applied these 21 patches on a branch in the pinctrl
> tree to be used as a merge base.
> The only valid reason to have it in the pinctrl tree is obviously
> that it should be converted into a pinctrl driver in the next
> cycle, aiming at includion into kernel v3.9.
> I know my colleague Patrice is already working on this, and
> thus I can plan for it :-) It is also an interesting subject since
> the ux500 will be the first platform with two pin controllers
> and the first with an off-SoC pin controller.

Okay, fine by me. I've looked through all the patches and I think they
should be merged.

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