Re: [PATCH] cs5535_gpio: gpio_chip.get should return the input value
From: Ben Gardner
Date: Wed Feb 24 2010 - 23:16:50 EST
>> > What were the user-visible effects of this bug?
>> The user-visible effects were that the input didn't work.
>> I use the CS5535 chip in a custom board that uses GPIO 25 and 26 as
>> voltage monitoring inputs (external voltage comparators).
>> Since the char-based cs5535-gpio is now deprecated, I'm trying out the
>> gpio driver.
>> I export the GPIO pins via sysfs to access them from user-space.
>> Reading the 'value' member didn't reflect the input.
> OK, then in that case we'd want to backport this into 2.6.33.x and
> perhaps earlier?
It looks like the driver was added 15 Dec 2009, so it doesn't look
like it existed in an earlier kernel.
>> Personally, I would prefer a separate sysfs entry for the output and
>> the input, since the GPIO pins can be both outputs and inputs, but
>> that would require a gpiolib change.
>> Since there doesn't appear to be a gpio maintainer, any change to that
>> might be tricky.
> Eh, we can cope. Propose a patch and cc lots of people..
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