Commit c0017ed7 authored by Markus Pargmann's avatar Markus Pargmann Committed by Linus Walleij

gpio: Introduce gpio descriptor 'name'

The latest gpio hogging mechanism assigns each gpio a 'line-name' in the
devicetree. The 'name' field is different from the 'label' field.
'label' is only used for requested GPIOs to describe its current use by
driver or userspace.

The 'name' field describes the GPIO itself, not the use. This is most
likely identical to the label in the schematic on the GPIO line and
should help to find this particular GPIO.

This is equivalent to the gpiochip->names array. However names should be
stored in the GPIO descriptor. We will use gpiochip->names in the future
only as initializer for the GPIO descriptors for drivers that assign
GPIO names hardcoded. All other GPIO names will be parsed from DT and
directly assigned to the GPIO descriptor.

This patch adds a helper function to find gpio descriptors by name
instead of gpio number.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMarkus Pargmann <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij's avatarLinus Walleij <>
parent fd7337fd
......@@ -89,6 +89,38 @@ struct gpio_desc *gpio_to_desc(unsigned gpio)
* Convert a GPIO name to its descriptor
struct gpio_desc *gpio_name_to_desc(const char * const name)
struct gpio_chip *chip;
unsigned long flags;
spin_lock_irqsave(&gpio_lock, flags);
list_for_each_entry(chip, &gpio_chips, list) {
int i;
for (i = 0; i != chip->ngpio; ++i) {
struct gpio_desc *gpio = &chip->desc[i];
if (!gpio->name)
if (!strcmp(gpio->name, name)) {
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&gpio_lock, flags);
return gpio;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&gpio_lock, flags);
return NULL;
* Get the GPIO descriptor corresponding to the given hw number for this chip.
......@@ -89,7 +89,10 @@ struct gpio_desc {
#define FLAG_USED_AS_IRQ 9 /* GPIO is connected to an IRQ */
#define FLAG_IS_HOGGED 11 /* GPIO is hogged */
/* Connection label */
const char *label;
/* Name of the GPIO */
const char *name;
int gpiod_request(struct gpio_desc *desc, const char *label);
......@@ -130,6 +130,7 @@ int gpiod_to_irq(const struct gpio_desc *desc);
/* Convert between the old gpio_ and new gpiod_ interfaces */
struct gpio_desc *gpio_to_desc(unsigned gpio);
int desc_to_gpio(const struct gpio_desc *desc);
struct gpio_desc *gpio_name_to_desc(const char *name);
/* Child properties interface */
struct fwnode_handle;
......@@ -400,6 +401,12 @@ static inline struct gpio_desc *gpio_to_desc(unsigned gpio)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
static inline struct gpio_desc *gpio_name_to_desc(const char *name)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
static inline int desc_to_gpio(const struct gpio_desc *desc)
/* GPIO can never have been requested */
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