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Date:	Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:12:01 +0100
From:	Roland Stigge <>
To:	Wolfgang Grandegger <>
CC:	Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6 v11] gpio: Add block gpio to several gpio drivers

On 12/20/2012 09:07 AM, Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
> On 12/20/2012 08:08 AM, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
>> On 22:22 Wed 19 Dec     , Roland Stigge wrote:
>>> This patch adds block GPIO support to several gpio drivers.
>>> This implements block GPIO only for some selected drivers since block GPIO is
>>> an optional feature which may not be suitable for every GPIO hardware. (With
>>> automatic fallback to the single GPIO functions if not available in a driver.)
>>> Signed-off-by: Roland Stigge <>
>>> ---
>>>  arch/arm/mach-at91/gpio.c         |   33 +++++++++++++++
>> as said on the previous version the mach-at91 is deprecated for this platform
>> and boards
>> you MUST updatethe drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-at91
>> nack on at91 untill this is done
> I suggest to drop the hunk for the AT91 for the moment and wait until
> the block gpio interface is accepted. Then we can add the block gpio
> enhancement to the GPIO drivers in arch/... not only for the AT91...
> also because they have to go through different sub-systems maintainers.

OK, thank you two! Will remove the at91 patch from the current series.
Block GPIO support for at91 can be added later.

I just noticed that the patch set needs another patch not yet in
mainline, but in linux-next, linux-gpio and gpio/next.

I'm providing a branch to easily pull from for testing, building on v3.7:

git:// blockgpio

Feedback welcome - thanks!

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