[PATCH 3/6] regulator: rk808: Make rk808 generic, rename rk808-regulator.c

Wadim Egorov w.egorov at phytec.de
Mon Apr 18 00:25:57 PDT 2016

On 15.04.2016 18:24, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 15/04/2016 at 11:26:02 +0100, Mark Brown wrote :
>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:16:27AM +0200, Wadim Egorov wrote:
>>> This patch just renames the rk808 driver so we can reuse this driver
>>> to add more regulator devices from the RK8XX PMIC family later.
>> We normally manage to cope fine without renaming things - it's quite
>> common to have drivers that were initially named after one part
>> supporting multiple parts, avoiding the rename makes things like
>> backports easier and avoids needing git log --follow and so on.
> I agree with that and I will also add that probably at some point in
> time a new part may appear with a name matching rk8xx but may not be
> compatible with the rk8xx driver and that is when the real mess starts.
> Finally, renaming the config options and the modules is not nice for the
> user.

OK, renaming the driver and it's config options is not the best idea.
But how about renaming the variables and function names within the drivers?
It would be more clearer which driver parts are generic and are used by
multiple PMIC devices.

It seems this topic has been already discussed here [1].
So the right solution is just to rename the rk808 struct in rk808.h,
don't touch the driver names and config options and naming the
additional RK818 PMIC in the Kconfig?

[1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/12/31/13

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