[PATCH RFC 0/2] simplefb: Add regulator handling support

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Mon Oct 19 00:59:25 PDT 2015


On 18-10-15 21:57, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 01:31:52PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> I like your idea in your other mail where you suggest to actually
>> use foo-supply and bar-supply names in the simplefb node, and then have
>> some code simple iterate over all the properties and check for *-supply
>> properties, so that the proper, schematic matching names can be used.
>> But surely if we go this way having a helper for this so that others
>> can re-use that likely not entirely trivial code is a good idea ?
> Yeah.  It's trying to come up with a way to do this that is easy to
> avoid abuse that's tricky.
>> One user which comes to mind immediately here is the generic mmc-pwrseq
>> driver.
>> I agree that we need to be careful to not use a helper like this too
>> much, but I do believe it will make sense to have it in some rare cases.
>> We can put a big warning in both the header declaring it and above
>> the implementation to use it scarcely.
> I'd rather have something that was visible in the code, not everyone
> reads the documentation especially not subsystem maintainers reviewing
> drivers that use APIs they're not familiar with.

I'm afraid there is not really a good way to do this though, so a big fat
warning in the header declaring the function is really the bets we can
do IMHO.



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