[2/2,v3] Documentation: gpio: board: describe the con_id parameter
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Message ID 1441217230-4530-2-git-send-email-dirk.behme@gmail.com
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Dirk Behme Sept. 2, 2015, 6:07 p.m. UTC
The con_id parameter has to match the GPIO description and is automatically
extended by the GPIO suffix if not NULL. I had to look into the code to
understand this and properly find the GPIO I've been looking for, so document
this.

Signed-off-by: Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Alexandre Courbot <acourbot@nvidia.com>
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 Documentation/gpio/board.txt    | 9 +++++++++
 Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt | 3 +++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

Comments

Linus Walleij Sept. 8, 2015, 1:46 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com> wrote:

> The con_id parameter has to match the GPIO description and is automatically
> extended by the GPIO suffix if not NULL. I had to look into the code to
> understand this and properly find the GPIO I've been looking for, so document
> this.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com>
> Acked-by: Alexandre Courbot <acourbot@nvidia.com>

Patch applied.

Yours,
Linus Walleij
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diff --git a/Documentation/gpio/board.txt b/Documentation/gpio/board.txt
index 9edd5af..5fa069a 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio/board.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio/board.txt
@@ -48,6 +48,15 @@  This property will make GPIOs 15, 16 and 17 available to the driver under the
 The led GPIOs will be active-high, while the power GPIO will be active-low (i.e.
 gpiod_is_active_low(power) will be true).
 
+The second parameter of the gpiod_get() functions, the con_id string, has to be
+the <function>-prefix of the GPIO suffixes ("gpios" or "gpio", automatically
+looked up by the gpiod functions internally) used in the device tree. With above
+"led-gpios" example, use the prefix without the "-" as con_id parameter: "led".
+
+Internally, the GPIO subsystem prefixes the GPIO suffix ("gpios" or "gpio")
+with the string passed in con_id to get the resulting string
+(snprintf(... "%s-%s", con_id, gpio_suffixes[]).
+
 ACPI
 ----
 ACPI also supports function names for GPIOs in a similar fashion to DT.
diff --git a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
index 75542b9..47ce4fd 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
@@ -39,6 +39,9 @@  device that displays digits), an additional index argument can be specified:
 					  const char *con_id, unsigned int idx,
 					  enum gpiod_flags flags)
 
+For a more detailed description of the con_id parameter in the DeviceTree case
+see Documentation/gpio/board.txt
+
 The flags parameter is used to optionally specify a direction and initial value
 for the GPIO. Values can be: