[PATCH v2] mfd: syscon: Decouple syscon interface from platform devices

Tomasz Figa tomasz.figa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 07:50:05 PDT 2014

On 02.09.2014 16:42, Pankaj Dubey wrote:
> Currently a syscon entity can only be registered directly through a
> platform device that binds to a dedicated syscon driver. However in
> certain cases it is required to bind a device with it's dedicated
> driver rather than binding with syscon driver.
> For example, certain SoCs (e.g. Exynos) contain system controller
> blocks which perform various functions such as power domain control,
> CPU power management, low power mode control, but in addition contain
> certain IP integration glue, such as various signal masks,
> coprocessor power control, etc. In such case, there is a need to have
> a dedicated driver for such system controller but also share registers
> with other drivers. The latter is where the syscon interface is helpful.
> This patch decouples syscon object from syscon platform driver, and
> allows to create syscon objects first time when it is required by
> calling of syscon_regmap_lookup_by APIs and keeps a list of such syscon
> objects along with syscon provider device_nodes and regmap handles.
> Signed-off-by: Pankaj Dubey <pankaj.dubey at samsung.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tomasz Figa <t.figa at samsung.com>
> ---
> V1 of this patchset [1] and related discussion can be found here [1].
> Changes since v1:
>  - Removed of_syscon_unregister function.
>  - Modified of_syscon_register function and it will be used by syscon.c 
>    to create syscon objects whenever required. 
>  - Removed platform device support from syscon.
>  - Removed syscon_regmap_lookup_by_pdevname API support.
>  - As there are significant changes w.r.t patchset v1, I am taking over
>    author for this patchset from Tomasz Figa.

I guess you should also drop my Signed-off-by too. I think the best
thing would replacing it with my Suggested-by and adding Arnd's
Suggested-by too.

Best regards,

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