Re: [PATCH 1/2] devicetree: power: add bindings for GPIO-driven power switches

From: Bartosz Golaszewski
Date: Wed Dec 14 2016 - 11:58:39 EST

2016-12-13 20:27 GMT+01:00 Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:21:44PM +0100, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
>> Some boards are equipped with simple, GPIO-driven power load switches.
>> An example of such ICs is the TI tps229* series.
> How is this different than a GPIO regulator? The input and output
> voltages just happen to be the same. I could be convinced this is
> different enough to have a different compatible, but it somewhat seems
> you want to use this for IIO, so you are creating a different binding
> for that usecase.

It's more of a fixed regulator I suppose. Do you mean adding a new
compatible to the fixed-regulator binding (e.g. "gpio-power-switch" or
"simple-power-switch") and then providing an iio driver for toggling
the switch?