Re: [PATCH V2 2/2] regulator: mt6323: Add support for MT6323 regulator

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Mon Jan 25 2016 - 07:30:22 EST

Hello John,

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:19 AM, John Crispin <blogic@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 25/01/2016 13:11, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 7:40 AM, John Crispin <blogic@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> From: Chen Zhong <chen.zhong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> [snip]
>>> +}
>>> +
>>> +static struct platform_driver mt6323_regulator_driver = {
>>> + .driver = {
>>> + .name = "mt6323-regulator",
>>> + },
>>> + .probe = mt6323_regulator_probe,
>>> +};
>>> +
>> You don't have a .of_match table but according the DT bindings, the
>> compatible string "mediatek,mt6323-regulator" should be used so there
>> should be a OF match table or the vendor prefix of the compatible
>> string won't be used for matching (i.e: fallbacks to the driver .name
>> for match).
> the driver is probed via drivers/mfd/mt6397-core.c and does not require
> the OF match table. It loads fine just like the mt6397 driver.

The MFD driver sets .of_compatible = "mediatek,mt6397-regulator" for
the MFD cell so I'm pretty sure that the platform bus .uevent callback
will report a MODALIAS=of:NfooT<NULL>C"mediatek,mt6397-regulator" so
that's what udev is going to pass to kmod but:

kmod load of:NfooT<NULL>C"mediatek,mt6397-regulator"

is not going to succeed since there won't be a kernel module with that alias.

Did you really try building it as a module and checked that it auto loads?

>>> +module_platform_driver(mt6323_regulator_driver);
>>> +
>>> +MODULE_AUTHOR("Chen Zhong <chen.zhong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>");
>>> +MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Regulator Driver for MediaTek MT6397 PMIC");
>>> +MODULE_ALIAS("platform:mt6323-regulator");
>> This alias should not be needed if you provide a OF match table and a
> see above.

In any case, I think the correct thing to do is to provide a .match
and .of_match tables for the platform driver. Since in the future if
you need to support another device with the same driver, you will need
to add another MODULE_ALIAS(). And also is better to be consistent on
what is matched and what is reported to user-space as a module alias.

> John

Bets regards,