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Date:	Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:37:19 -0400
From:	Ben Gamari <>
To:	Boris BREZILLON <>
Cc:	Rob Landley <>,
	Linus Walleij <>,
	Alexandre Courbot <>,
	Jiri Prchal <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,,,,,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] gpio: add GPIO hogging mechanism

Hi Boris,

I'm just returning to this now.

Greg Kroah-Hartman <> writes:

> I don't understand what makes GPIO's "special" enough to get included in
> the driver core like this, and called for each and every device that is
> added to the system.
I'm also a bit confused why GPIOs ended up in the driver core but
perhaps I'm missing something. What was your motivation here?


- Ben

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