Re: [PATCH v2 3/5] regulator: helper routine to extract regulator_init_data

From: Rajendra Nayak
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 02:00:36 EST

On Monday 24 October 2011 07:17 PM, Shawn Guo wrote:
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 02:43:58PM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
Case 2:
One device for all regulators:

DT nodes look something like this

regulators {
reg1: reg@1 {

reg2: reg@2 {

The regulator driver probes only one device and the dev->of_node
points to the "regulators" node above.

The mc13892 example I put in the reply to Grant demonstrates that
for some case, dev->of_node is NULL (devices are created by mfd core).

In that case should you not be first converting the mfd driver to
register regulator devices using DT?
Thats what we did for OMAP, and hence we always have the of_node
populated when the regulator devices are probed.
See this patch from Benoit on how thats done for twl devices..

The regulator driver then based on compatible property extracts
and registers all the child nodes of "regulators" (for ex: reg1, reg2
above) with each call to regulator_register and passes the child nodes
as of_node to be associated with the regulator device.

I still think the discovery of all the child nodes of "regulators" does
not necessarily need to be done in regulator driver. Instead, it can
be done in regulator core.

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