Re: [PATCH] gpio: New driver for the Intel 82801 (ICH) GPIO pins

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 21:33:08 EST

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 08:53:03AM -0400, Jean Delvare wrote:
> I need this to handle SMBus multiplexing on my Asus Z8NA-D6 board. It
> has an ICH10, I've added support for older ICH chips in case someone
> needs it, as it was relatively simply to do that.
> Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Note 1: On early ICH chips, some pins are exclusively inputs or
> outputs. The driver doesn't currently enforce this.
> Note 2: I'm not yet sure if we want a module alias for this driver.
> Many systems have the device but only a few of them will need the
> driver (and an ACPI resource conflict will be reported for many
> others, especially laptops I suspect.) So it might make more sense to
> let consumer drivers request the i801_gpio driver as needed (which they
> should do anyway, as you can't assume udev is always up and running on
> all systems.)
> Note 3: This is my first GPIO driver, so while it works fine for me, it
> might not be perfect. I welcome comments on how to improve it.
> drivers/gpio/Kconfig | 7
> drivers/gpio/Makefile | 1
> drivers/gpio/i801_gpio.c | 432 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 440 insertions(+)
Did this or an alternate patch for gpio support on the recent Intel ICHs go anywhere ?

I found another patch which is using a different approach, but I don't see anything
in the latest kernel.

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