Re: [PATCH 1/3] dt-bindings: auxdisplay: hit, hd44780: drop redundant GPIO node

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Feb 12 2024 - 10:25:12 EST

Hi Ralf,

On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 3:40 PM Ralf Schlatterbeck <rsc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 02:38:27PM +0100, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> > On 12/02/2024 12:58, Ralf Schlatterbeck wrote:
> > GPIO expanders and their usage is nothing specific to this device -
> > other devices also might benefit of them. Or the SoCs which have enough
> > of GPIOs... I really do not understand why do we need expander here and
> > how does it help
> Can we then at least link the I/O Expander example to the docs of that
> display?
> I've documented my experience here:

Any chance you can update the DT overlays to use sugar syntax instead
of raw fragments, target{,-path} properties, and __overlay__ subnodes?

You can find examples in my DT overlay collection, e.g.

> And at the time there were two out-of-tree implementations.

Only two? ;-)



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