Re: [PATCH 3/5] regulator: dt-bindings: Add regulator-initial-mode support

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Thu Oct 09 2014 - 17:57:12 EST

On 10/09/2014 09:01 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 05:04:35PM +0200, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Agree, Mark also pointed out that there is a difference between changing
>> how the regulator will behave on runtime vs changing how the regulator
>> will behave during system suspend. AFAIU from his explanation, the modes
>> defined in consumer.h only applies to the former and conceptually there
>> should be a difference between those two cases even when the Maxim PMIC
>> seems to mix it both in the data-sheet and by using the same field.
> No, that's not accurate at all - you're still not getting the concepts
> of modes or suspend handling in the regulator API. I really think you
> need to take a step back and try to understand what's currently there
> before trying to make changes here. We've got a set of operations we
> can use to change the regulator configuration, if you look at the
> existing driver interface you'll see that these are matched with
> equivalent operations for setting the behaviour when in suspend
> (including a set_suspend_mode() operation).

I tried to say that there is a difference between the need to change
within the kernel a regulator configuration (e.g: change opmode from
normal to low power) when the system is going to enter in suspend state
vs setting a register at probe time that will force the PMIC to change
the regulator to low power mode on suspend without kernel intervention.

> Like I keep saying abstractions are really important to making sure the
> code is maintainable.

Agree, I'll try to come up with a more sensible solution by using the
existing abstractions from the regulator framework.

Best regards,
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