Re: [PATCH v2 2/5] MFD: RK808: Add new mfd driver for RK808
From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Tue Aug 26 2014 - 12:28:43 EST
On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:22:05AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2014, Chris Zhong wrote:
> > On 08/20/2014 05:21 PM, Lee Jones wrote:
> > >On Wed, 20 Aug 2014, Chris Zhong wrote:
> > >
> > >>The RK808 chip is a power management IC for multimedia and handheld
> > >>devices. It contains the following components:
> > >>
> > >>- Regulators
> > >>- RTC
> > >>
> > >>The rk808 core driver is registered as a platform driver and provides
> > >>communication through I2C with the host device for the different
> > >>components.
> > >>
> > >>Signed-off-by: Chris Zhong <zyw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >>---
> > >>+ rk808->pdata = pdata;
> > >Remove pdata from 'struct rk808'. You can obtain it from dev.
> > Can I keep this pdata in rk808, because it is used in the regulator driver.
> > The one obtain from dev maybe empty.
> If the one in dev is empty, you should populate that instead.
No, drivers should not populate platform data in devices - they do not
own it (unlike drvdata). Platform data should be read-only so that if
one would unbind and then try to re-bind the driver we'd end up in
exactly same state as before.
For DT systems we should be allocating platform data separately and make
sure we clean up after ourselves.
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