EBC Exercise 11b gpio via mmap

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

In previous exercises (EBC Exercise 10 Flashing an LED and EBC Exercise 11 gpio Polling and Interrupts) we saw how to interact with the general purpose I/O pins via sysfs files. These are rather easy ways to work with gpio; however they tend to be slow and require a lot of the CPU. In this exercise we explore accessing gpio directly via mmap. First we'll do it via devmem2, and the command line and later via a C program.

Memory Map

One of the nice things about using gpio via sysfs is you don't need to know little details like what gpio pin is mapped to what memory address. Now you need to know those details.

thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder