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patch #7165: Add support for bitbanging GPIO lines using the Linux sysf GPIO interface

Submitted by:  Radoslav Kolev <radolin>
Submitted on:  Mon 12 Apr 2010 02:30:25 PM UTC  
Votes:  91  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Status: Ready For TestPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Rene Liebscher <rliebscher>Open/Closed: Closed

Wed 09 Jan 2013 07:25:13 PM UTC, comment #4:

Integrated in svn revision 1132.

Rene Liebscher <rliebscher>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 08 Jan 2013 04:37:34 PM UTC, comment #3:

I've taken the updated version by Richard and made some further changes to make it fit for inclusion into avrdude. Please find the attached linuxgpio-v2.patch file against current SVN - Revision: 1130.

Radoslav Kolev <radolin>
Tue 01 Jan 2013 01:15:58 PM UTC, comment #2:

a lot of embedded devices offer GPIO lines that can conveniently be used as an interface to a uC. This allows to build cheap, Ethernet-capable programmers from routers and such (for instance the Fonera or the Raspberry Pi). I refreshed the patches of Radoslav Kolev to compile with the latest SVN (1126). The patched version was tested on a Fonera device running OpenWrt, but it should work with every recent Linux flavor:

So please merge this patch.


Richard Nauber <rnauber>
Fri 23 Mar 2012 11:24:08 AM UTC, comment #1:

Please consider this for inclusion. It will be useful for dozens of embedded platforms running OpenWrt/buildroot, e.g. routers, access points, nas devices. I am already using a hacked version of this patch for my own AVR development.

Biff <bifferos>
Mon 12 Apr 2010 02:30:25 PM UTC, original submission:

This patch adds support for a new programmer type - gpio. It uses the Linux sysfs interface to bitbang GPIO lines. Mostly useful in embedded Linux systems, where there are a lot of GPIOs available.

To enable it pass the --enable-gpio option to ./configure. Then set the appropriate GPIO numbers in avrdude.conf.

It is kind of slow, taking ~30s to upload 8K to flash on a 150MHz x86 system. It will be a lot faster writing directly to the CPU registers, but this way it works for all processors that have Linux GPIO support implemented.

Radoslav Kolev <radolin>


Attached Files
file #27225:  linuxgpio-v2.patch added by radolin (16KiB - text/x-patch - incorporation feedback from mailing list)
file #27180:  avrdude-gpio.patch added by rnauber (11KiB - text/x-diff - refreshed patch)
file #20204:  avrdude-5.10-bb-gpio.patch added by radolin (11KiB - text/x-diff - Add support for bitbanging GPIO lines using the Linux sysf)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 03 Sep 2013 08:03:37 PM UTCrliebscherOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Wed 09 Jan 2013 07:25:13 PM UTCrliebscherStatusNone=>Ready For Test
      Assigned toNone=>rliebscher
    Tue 08 Jan 2013 04:38:27 PM UTCradolinAttached File-=>Added linuxgpio-v2.patch, #27225
    Tue 01 Jan 2013 01:19:10 PM UTCrnauberAttached File-=>Added avrdude-gpio.patch, #27180
    Fri 23 Mar 2012 11:21:01 AM UTCbifferosCarbon-Copy-=>Added bifferos
    Mon 12 Apr 2010 02:30:26 PM UTCradolinAttached File-=>Added avrdude-5.10-bb-gpio.patch, #20204
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