[PATCH v2 1/3] hwmon: (lm90) Add power control

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Thu Aug 8 09:08:40 EDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 04:25:41AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 08/08/2013 04:01 AM, Mark Brown wrote:

> >That said if you *are* going to do this you should request the
> >regulator using devm_regulator_get_optional(), this is intended to
> >support things that don't need regulators (though that's not the case
> >here).

> The lm90 driver works perfectly fine without regulator.

I'd be most surprised if the device worked without power, if the driver
fails to get and enable a regulator for it then that's not great
(especially if it does so silently).

Note that the regulator API is written to stub itself out if not
enabled, the code should be able to assume that it's there.
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