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

From: Shawn Guo
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 03:32:47 EST

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:43:55PM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 October 2011 12:50 PM, Shawn Guo wrote:
> >On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:26:01PM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> >>On Tuesday 25 October 2011 12:22 PM, Shawn Guo wrote:
> >>>On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:30:19AM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> >[...]
> >>>>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..
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>OMAP is "Case 1", and we are talking about "Case 2".
> >>
> >>I don't see why it wouldn't work for "Case 2".
> >
> >I did not say it wouldn't work for "Case 2". I meant they work in
> >different way.
> >
> >>The only difference
> >>is in case of "Case 1", the dev->of_node would already point to
> >>the right regulator node, like 'reg1', 'reg2' above.
> >>In case of "Case 2", the dev->of_node would point to the 'regulators'
> >>node instead, and the driver could then do a for_each_child_of_node()
> >>to iterate over all its children to get 'reg1', 'reg2' etc.
> >>
> >Yes, that's the difference. So you will need to distinguish these
> >two cases in regulator_register()? How?
> You don't need to distinguish these cases in regulator_register().
> The driver knows if its handling "Case 1" devices or "Case 2" devices
> and it needs to handle things accordingly and pass the right of_node
> which regulator_register() can then attach to regulator_dev->dev.
Ah, you are thinking about (for Case 2) calling for_each_child_of_node()
in regulator driver and passing the of_node found for each regulator to
regulator core as a new parameter of regulator_register(). Yes, that
would work, though my thought is to put the device_node discovery in
regulator core and hide it from regulator driver.

Okay, I'm good with this solution. Grant, Mark, what about you?


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