Re: [PATCH 3/3] regulator: dt-bindings: qcom,rpmh: Indicate regulator-allow-set-load dependencies

From: Krzysztof Kozlowski
Date: Thu Sep 08 2022 - 06:23:17 EST

On 06/09/2022 16:41, Andrew Halaney wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 06:50:02PM +0200, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> On 02/09/2022 20:51, Andrew Halaney wrote:
>>> For RPMH regulators it doesn't make sense to indicate
>>> regulator-allow-set-load without saying what modes you can switch to,
>>> so be sure to indicate a dependency on regulator-allowed-modes.
>> Hmmmm.... What about other regulators?
> My understanding (which very well might be wrong) is that if your
> regulator is allowed to change modes, and sets regulator-allow-set-load,
> then you have to describe what modes you can switch to.
>> But if you don't allow setting modes (for example qcom_rpm-regulator.c)
> and just allow yourself to set_load() directly, then you don't need it.
> So there is a more general requirement that applies regulator wide, but
> I'm not sure how you would apply that at a higher level. I don't see a
> good way to figure out in dt-binding land what regulator ops each
> binding supports.

The bindings don't express it, but the regulator core explicitly asks
for set_mode with set_load callbacks in drms_uA_update(), which depends
on REGULATOR_CHANGE_DRMS (toggled with regulator-allow-set-load).

drms_uA_update() later calls regulator_mode_constrain() which checks if
mode changing is allowed (REGULATOR_CHANGE_MODE).

Therefore based on current implementation and meaning of
set-load/allowed-modes properties, I would say that this applies to all
regulators. I don't think that RPMh is special here.

Best regards,