[RFC 04/15] regulator: add restrack support

Andrzej Hajda a.hajda at samsung.com
Fri Dec 12 00:22:29 PST 2014

On 12/11/2014 02:43 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:58:37PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
>> I'd expect someone reading the change in the regulator API to have at
>> least some idea how this fits in with the rest of the API and how to use
>> it, and probably more importantly I'd expect to be able to understand
>> why this is DT only.
> Yep.
> This is a repetitive problem, and I fully agree with your concern about
> stuff which is supposed to be arch-independent being designed with only
> DT in mind.
> New core kernel features should *not* be designed with only DT in mind -
> DT is not the only firmware description language which the kernel
> supports.  Folk need to understand that if they design a new arch
> independent kernel feature where the sole use case is with DT, that new
> feature is probably going to get rejected, especially when it's
> something as generic as resource tracking.
> The world is not DT only.

OK. I will post next version of patchset with resource/provider lookup
left to frameworks (regulators, clock, etc), this way it will be fully
firmware agnostic. I will add also better description of the framework.


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