[PATCH 2/9] regulator: helper routine to extract regulator_init_data
rnayak at ti.com
Fri Sep 30 00:27:30 EDT 2011
>>>> + init_data->supply_regulator = (char *)of_get_property(dev->of_node,
>>>> + "regulator-supplies", NULL);
>>> I'd expect that in the device tree world the supply regulator would
>>> reference the node for that regulator.
>> You mean using phandles? Thats what Grant proposed too but
>> I thought you instead had an inclination towards names? Or maybe
>> I misunderstood.
> They need both. We need to reference the device that provides the
> supply and use a name to say which of the potentially multiple supplies
> on the consumer device is which.
Mark, I still seem to be a little confused with this one as to why
we would need a phandle *and* a supply-name to reference a parent
The phandle would point to a regulator dt node and that node internally
would have just one name associated with it.
>>> Hrm, I think loosing the signs here is bad karma - negative voltages do
>>> exist after all.
>> Oops.. they do? didn't know about that.
> Yup, ground is just a reference point.
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