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authorJani Nikula <ext-jani.1.nikula@nokia.com>2009-12-16 00:46:20 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-16 15:20:01 (GMT)
commit0769746183caff9d4334be48c7b0e7d2ec8716c4 (patch)
treee23768be82bd84cf8331709ecc1fd36c3d468f33 /Documentation/gpio.txt
parent35570ac6039ef490b9c5abde1fee4803a39bf4e1 (diff)
gpiolib: add support for changing value polarity in sysfs
Drivers may use gpiolib sysfs as part of their public user space interface. The GPIO number and polarity might change from board to board. The gpio_export_link() call can be used to hide the GPIO number from user space. Add support for also hiding the GPIO line polarity changes from user space. Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <ext-jani.1.nikula@nokia.com> Cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/gpio.txt b/Documentation/gpio.txt
index e4e7daed2..1866c27 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio.txt
@@ -531,6 +531,13 @@ and have the following read/write attributes:
This file exists only if the pin can be configured as an
interrupt generating input pin.
+ "active_low" ... reads as either 0 (false) or 1 (true). Write
+ any nonzero value to invert the value attribute both
+ for reading and writing. Existing and subsequent
+ poll(2) support configuration via the edge attribute
+ for "rising" and "falling" edges will follow this
+ setting.
GPIO controllers have paths like /sys/class/gpio/gpiochip42/ (for the
controller implementing GPIOs starting at #42) and have the following
read-only attributes:
@@ -566,6 +573,8 @@ requested using gpio_request():
int gpio_export_link(struct device *dev, const char *name,
unsigned gpio)
+ /* change the polarity of a GPIO node in sysfs */
+ int gpio_sysfs_set_active_low(unsigned gpio, int value);
After a kernel driver requests a GPIO, it may only be made available in
the sysfs interface by gpio_export(). The driver can control whether the
@@ -580,3 +589,9 @@ After the GPIO has been exported, gpio_export_link() allows creating
symlinks from elsewhere in sysfs to the GPIO sysfs node. Drivers can
use this to provide the interface under their own device in sysfs with
a descriptive name.
+Drivers can use gpio_sysfs_set_active_low() to hide GPIO line polarity
+differences between boards from user space. This only affects the
+sysfs interface. Polarity change can be done both before and after
+gpio_export(), and previously enabled poll(2) support for either
+rising or falling edge will be reconfigured to follow this setting.

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