Re: [PATCH] drivers: regulator: add Maxim 8998 driver

From: Mark Brown
Date: Fri Jun 11 2010 - 09:02:44 EST

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 02:55:07PM +0200, Marek Szyprowski wrote:
> On Friday, June 11, 2010 12:58 PM Mark Brown wrote:

> > A few things in the code make it look like the driver should be using
> > the MFD framework - there's references in here for things like a battery
> > charger which should be being supported via the power subsystem, for
> > example.

> You are right, this chip is really complicated and should work with more
> than one kernel subsystem. However in this initial version of the driver
> we tried to make it as simple as possible. It can be converted to MFD
> framework later, but if you want we can prepare this driver as MFD from
> the beginning.

It makes life a lot easier to start off with the MFD, even if you only
add a single function driver initially. Otherwise you end up with cross
tree hassle trying to deal with the transiton later on.
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