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authorBernhard Walle <walle@corscience.de>2010-11-18 12:27:33 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-11-18 15:00:46 -0800
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Documentation/gpio.txt: explain poll/select usage
Add a bit more information how to use poll(2) on GPIO value files correctly. For me it was not clear that I need to poll(2) for POLLPRI|POLLERR or select(2) for exceptfds. Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <walle@corscience.de> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -617,6 +617,16 @@ and have the following read/write attributes:
is configured as an output, this value may be written;
any nonzero value is treated as high.
+ If the pin can be configured as interrupt-generating interrupt
+ and if it has been configured to generate interrupts (see the
+ description of "edge"), you can poll(2) on that file and
+ poll(2) will return whenever the interrupt was triggered. If
+ you use poll(2), set the events POLLPRI and POLLERR. If you
+ use select(2), set the file descriptor in exceptfds. After
+ poll(2) returns, either lseek(2) to the beginning of the sysfs
+ file and read the new value or close the file and re-open it
+ to read the value.
+
"edge" ... reads as either "none", "rising", "falling", or
"both". Write these strings to select the signal edge(s)
that will make poll(2) on the "value" file return.