[alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/3] irq: If an IRQ is a GPIO, request and configure it

Stephen Warren swarren at nvidia.com
Fri Aug 5 06:05:01 CEST 2011

Rob Herring wrote at Thursday, August 04, 2011 7:55 PM:
> On 08/04/2011 06:00 PM, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > Many IRQs are associated with GPIO pins. When the pin is used as an IRQ,
> > it can't be used as anything else; it should be requested. Enhance the
> > core interrupt code to call gpio_request() and gpio_direction_input() for
> > any IRQ that is also a GPIO. This prevents duplication of these calls in
> > each driver that uses an IRQ.
> > diff --git a/kernel/irq/manage.c b/kernel/irq/manage.c
> > @@ -978,6 +979,16 @@ __setup_irq(unsigned int irq, struct irq_desc *desc, struct irqaction *new)
> >  			old = *old_ptr;
> >  		} while (old);
> >  		shared = 1;
> > +	} else {
> > +		gpio = irq_to_gpio(irq);
> If you read the documentation for gpio, it is not recommended to use
> irq_to_gpio. There's only a handful of users. Part of the problem is it
> is platform specific and the gpio core cannot convert irq to gpio
> number

It seems like that's a soluble problem though?

I was thinking about adding a to_gpio function to struct irq_chip, as
the inverse of struct gpio_chip's to_irq. Then, presumably any platform
would be able to convert back from IRQ to GPIO, provided the platform
called a new __irq_to_gpio from the platform-specific gpio_to_irq, just
like most gpio_to_irq implementations defer to __gpio_to_irq.

I ended up not doing that in this patchset, since Tegra's gpio_to_irq
function already works for the IRQs/GPIOs that were relevant for my
testing, and I wanted to post a simple patch first to driver discussion.

> Here is the relevant section:
> Non-error values returned from irq_to_gpio() would most commonly be used
> with gpio_get_value(), for example to initialize or update driver state
> when the IRQ is edge-triggered.  Note that some platforms don't support
> this reverse mapping, so you should avoid using it.


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