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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 11:44:13 +0000
From:   Chris Brandt <>
To:     Linus Walleij <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>
CC:     jmondi <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Jacopo Mondi <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Laurent Pinchart <>,
        Rob Herring <>,
        "Mark Rutland" <>,
        Russell King - ARM Linux <>,
        Linux-Renesas <>,
        "" <>,
        devicetree <>,
        "" <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v5 01/10] pinctrl: generic: Add bi-directional and

On Friday, May 12, 2017, wrote:
> As you say this is actually fixing hardware bugs, we can expect these
> quirky tables to be gone in the next hardware generation, right?

I see this particular pin controller as a one shot deal. For the next
part in this series we are moving to a completely different controller
which you could probably get away with simply using pinctrl-single.

> Then the right place for it is in the quirky driver for the quirky
> first-generation
> hardware.

Maybe to be more clear, I would say the design is not a 'bug', but
rather an under sight of the original designers where are they stared
to need pins that would be both in and out, they started tacking on
more hardware.


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