Re: [PATCH] regulator: Allow consumer supplies to be set up withdev_name()

From: Liam Girdwood
Date: Thu Jun 18 2009 - 06:54:23 EST

On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 17:56 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> Follow the approach suggested by Russell King and implemented by him in
> the clkdev API and allow consumer device supply mapings to be set up
> using the dev_name() for the consumer instead of the struct device.
> In order to avoid making existing machines instabuggy and creating merge
> issues the use of struct device is still supported for the time being.

We should probably mark this as deprecated in the docs.

> This resolves problems working with buses such as I2C which make the
> struct device available late providing that the final device name is
> known, which is the case for most embedded systems with fixed setups.
> Consumers must still use the struct device when calling regulator_get().
> Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> For the avoidance of doubt this is most definately 2.6.32 material, not
> 2.6.31.
> drivers/regulator/core.c | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
> include/linux/regulator/machine.h | 7 +++-
> 2 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)




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