[PATCH 2/9] regulator: helper routine to extract regulator_init_data
b-cousson at ti.com
Fri Sep 30 03:58:04 EDT 2011
On 9/30/2011 6:27 AM, Nayak, Rajendra wrote:
>> 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.
I think as well that we should avoid considering a regulator with
several outputs. I saw the same pattern used for the clock binding in DT
A clock node like a regulator node should output only one signal.
These nodes should provide atomic functionality. And if extra
functionality are needed we might consider adding some intermediate nodes.
Except for a regulator that will output several lines at the same
voltage to spread the current load, assuming it does exist, I'm not sure
to understand the need.
What usage do you have in mind for such supply node with several outputs?
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