[PATCH v2 1/2] regulator: act8945a: add regulator driver for ACT8945A

Yang, Wenyou Wenyou.Yang at atmel.com
Thu Jan 14 00:07:40 PST 2016

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> From: Peter Korsgaard [mailto:jacmet at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Peter Korsgaard
> Sent: 2016年1月14日 15:28
> To: Yang, Wenyou <Wenyou.Yang at atmel.com>
> Cc: Liam Girdwood <lgirdwood at gmail.com>; Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org>;
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] regulator: act8945a: add regulator driver for
> ACT8945A
> >>>>> "Yang," == Yang, Wenyou <Wenyou.Yang at atmel.com> writes:
>  >> Isn't the regulator part of the act8945a identical to act8865? Can't we just use
> the  >> existing act8865-regulator.c driver? (E.G. support 8865 variant in the mfd
> driver,  >> but only register the regulator sub device?)
>  > Yes, the regulator part of the act8945a is identical to act8865.
>  > But the act8865-regulator driver is a struct i2c_driver, and the mfd  > sub-
> device driver is a platform_driver driver, it is not easy to use  > it.
> But the mfd driver could support the act8865 variant as well (by only registering
> the regulator mfd cell).

I still don't understand.

The MFD sub device is registered as a platform device, the existing act8865 driver is registered as an i2c_driver. How do they match? :)

Could you point out which exiting driver for me to reference.  Thank you!

Best Regards,
Wenyou Yang

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