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Date:	Thu, 20 Dec 2012 07:51:17 +0000
From:	Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>
To:	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...retlab.ca>
Cc:	Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org>,
	Patrice CHOTARD <patrice.chotard@...com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/21] gpio: ab8500: Bring AB8500 back to life

On Wed, 19 Dec 2012, Grant Likely wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:18:00 +0100, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org> 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.

Thanks for your understanding Grant.

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