Recommendations for a new MFD device driver?
s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Wed Feb 11 01:42:59 PST 2015
On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 03:20:39PM +0800, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Feb 2015, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > We are adding support for a new pretty typical MFD device, the MediaTek
> > MT6397. Initial patches are already posted. It's a PMIC which among other
> > things has regulators and a RTC. The same RTC is reused on another PMIC,
> > but with another register offset and another interrupt.
> > Now the question is where shall we put the register/irq resource
> > information?
> > 1) Put it into the RTC device driver.
> > 2) Put it into the .resource field of struct mfd_cell
> > 3) Put it into the device tree using standard reg, interrupt properties and
> > a) Let the RTC driver interpret these
> > b) Let the MFD driver create resources in the .resource field of struct
> > mfd_cell
> > c) Let the MFD core create the resources
> I have no problem with 2, if that's the route you'd like to take.
Ok, thanks Lee and Mark for the input. I think we should go with option
2 then. While it's convenient to put the resources into the device tree
in the first place, it probably becomes cumbersome when Linux gets a
different idea how the subdevices of the PMIC should be arranged.
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