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61: Fix active low behavior of GPIO output pins r=eldruin a=MorganR

When an output pin is in active-low mode, the try_set_low and try_set_high functions currently incorrect behavior.

In keeping with the input behavior for `try_is_high` and `try_is_low`, "high" and "low" should refer to the actual output voltage. This works as expected for pins that are not in active-low mode, but if a pin is in active-low mode, then the opposite happens:

 * calling `try_set_low` sets the voltage high
 * calling `try_set_high` sets the voltage low

This bug and the fix have been verified using [this test program](

Co-authored-by: Morgan Roff <>

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Implementation of the embedded-hal traits for Linux devices

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Since Linux kernel v4.4 the use of sysfs GPIO was deprecated and replaced by the character device GPIO. See gpio-cdev documentation for details.

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