Re: Regulator supplies when using Device Tree

From: Mark Brown
Date: Mon Mar 26 2012 - 09:00:12 EST

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:17:59PM -0700, Michael Bohan wrote:

> I'm curious if there was a reason we didn't standardize on a binding
> name for regulator supplies when using Device Tree. This appears to
> cause duplicated code for regulator drivers that support devices
> that may or may not have supplies specified.

Supplies are *always* specified using the name from the part data sheet,
anything to do with regulator-regulator supplies is a Linux
implementation detail.

> Also, I'm curious why we need two pointers for the supply name.
> There's currently regulator_desc->supply_name, recently added for
> Device Tree, and then the old init_data->supply_regulator. Is there
> a need for both?

We can't just break the build for systems using supply_regulator.

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