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

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Mon Jan 25 2016 - 08:25:15 EST

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Javier Martinez Canillas
<javier@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> In fact, the kernel is currently not matching the compatible, it is
> only matching because you provided a .of_compatible is provided in the
> mfd_cell.

Sorry my English was a bit off in this paragraph...

I tried to say that OF does not traverse MFD sub-devices and lookups a
device driver that matches the compatible automatically since a MFD
device is not a bus. Currently it is only trying to match a compatible
string because the mfd_cell has a .of_compatible set so an of_node is
assigned on mfd_add_device().

But it is failing to match because no OF device table is provided and
the platform bus match callback is falling back to the driver .name to
match so the compatible is not really used as Mark said.

Best regards,