[PATCH v7 1/7] ARM: dts: imx: imx7d-sbd remove fixed can2-3v3 regulator

Marc Kleine-Budde mkl at pengutronix.de
Tue Oct 13 05:25:12 PDT 2015

On 10/13/2015 02:04 PM, Dong Aisheng wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 5:56 AM, Adrian Alonso <aalonso at freescale.com> wrote:
>> Remove incorrect can2-3v3 fixed regulator, imx7d-sdb doesn't
>> have a dedicated can2 fixed regulator instead it shares PERI_3V3
>> fixed regulator (RT8070ZS) which is enabled by default (hardwired)
>> from pmic pfuze3000 NVCC_3V3 power rail.
>> Signed-off-by: Adrian Alonso <aalonso at freescale.com>
>> ---
>> Changes for V7: New patch in series
> It is a correct regulator here, but i have to admit that it's a bit confusing.
> Here the regulator is an abstract regulator which is actually used to
> control CAN
> transceiver STBY signals, it is introduced by below patch:
> commit b7c4114b07bbacfe0aee1d04ad1ade9e42309620
> Author: Fabio Estevam <fabio.estevam at freescale.com>
> Date:   Mon Jun 10 23:12:57 2013 -0300
>     can: flexcan: Use a regulator to control the CAN transceiver
>     Instead of using a GPIO to turn on/off the CAN transceiver, it is better to
>     use a regulator as some systems may use a PMIC to power the CAN transceiver.
>     Acked-by: Shawn Guo <shawn.guo at linaro.org>
>     Signed-off-by: Fabio Estevam <fabio.estevam at freescale.com>
>     Signed-off-by: Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl at pengutronix.de>
> From the commit messages, it should be likely to control the
> transceiver external suppy,
> not control signals, but it does do that unproper work currently.
> Besides the unproperly handling control signals, this solution also can't handle
> multiple CAN transceiver control signals ways.

You can chain several transceivers together if you need to control more
than one GPIO line.

> I was trying to write a common transceiver driver to handling this issue.
> But get interrupted by a few other FSL official works, will resume soon.

Have a look at drivers/phy.

> I would suggest keep the regulator first until the new solution got in.


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