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Date:	Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:30:53 -0500
From:	Michael Welling <>
To:	Linus Walleij <>
Cc:	"" <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Grant Likely <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: GPIO registration for external Ethernet PHY oscillator

On Tue, Oct 07, 2014 at 04:04:27PM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Michael Welling <> wrote:
> > How do I register a GPIO for use in the PHY suspend and resume code?
> > Can it be handled outside of the PHY driver?
> Nominally these days you should get a named GPIO using the
> GPIO descriptor abstraction, putting a named GPIO reference in the
> device tree node for the PHY, which should work fine
> if you're using device tree for this system.
> Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
> > If so how do ensure the appropriate suspend and resume sequencing?
> AFAICT there is no good answer to this kind of questions. I guess
> my best answer would be something like what has been said for
> DRM drivers: handle all the sequence-sensitive hardware in one big
> composite driver and handle sequencing in the driver.
> > For reference, we are using a Micrel KSZ8081 PHY connected to a
> > AT91SAMA5D35 processor.
> I don't know how AT91 is progressing on the device tree side or if
> it's strictly required to boot these days. If it is, you should be able
> to proceed as indicated.

AT91 is fairly up to snuff on the device tree implementation.

> > Addendum:
> > I ran into another situation where a GPIO enabled oscillator was used.
> > The oscillator in this case drives the master clock for a audio codec.
> > In the old days (before device tree), I could initialize the GPIO in the
> > platform board file. Now with device tree I can setup the pin multipler
> > but the initial state of the GPIO I am not sure how to set.
> A driver needs to do this. Like a drivers/clk driver in this case I
> guess?
> > Is there a way to directly change the state of a GPIO pin from a
> > devicetree entry?
> I have suggested mechanisms like GPIO hogs to replace the need
> for very basic drivers that would just take a GPIO during init,
> set it and never do anything with it.
> Like the gpiochip node should have some hog entries:
> gpio-hog-high = <0>, <1>, <2>...;
> gpio-hog-low = <...>;
> Then they would be taken away from other consumers and not
> possible to use for anything.
> This has so far not been implemented though.

I was thinking less of a hog and more of an initial configuration.
Specifically for GPIO unregistered otherwise until exported via the GPIO

> Yours,
> Linus Walleij
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