Re: [lm-sensors] regulator: regulator_get behaviour withoutCONFIG_REGULATOR set

From: Liam Girdwood
Date: Tue Apr 06 2010 - 11:27:30 EST

On Mon, 2010-04-05 at 14:23 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 05:37:45PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > On Fri, 2 Apr 2010 21:45:03 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> > > In this case you don't need the if (voltage) check - the code that uses
> > > supply_uV is going to have to cope with it being set to 0 if the driver
> > > doesn't just give up, and the enable wants to happen anyway (perhaps
> > > we've got a switchable supply we can't read the voltage of). It should
> > > never make any odds if the notifier never gets called since the supply
> > > could be invariant.
> > We still need to check if (voltage) to not overwrite the previous value
> > of data->supply_uV with 0. We will probably do that as an immediate fix
> > to the sht15 driver. But yes, the rest doesn't need a condition.
> I was assuming that there wasn't a previous value since this was in
> probe(), sorry.
> > Still, I'd prefer if drivers were just able to check for data->reg ==
> > NULL and skip the whole thing. Would you apply the following patch?
> > From: Jean Delvare <khali@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: regulator: Let drivers know when they use the stub API
> > Have the stub variant of regulator_get() return NULL, so that drivers
> > can (but still don't have to) handle this case specifically.
> I guess I'll ack it but I'd be suspicous of driver code which actually
> makes use of this - there is actual hardware which has the same features
> as the regulator that gets stubbed in and ought to be handled. On the
> other hand, perhaps someone will come up with a good use for it.
> It also seems a bit odd to return a traditional error value in a success
> case but it doesn't actually make much difference.

Thanks, I've applied this with Mark's Ack.

I suppose this is something we may look into more when we have more


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ASoC and Voltage Regulator Maintainer.

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