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

From: Marek Szyprowski
Date: Fri Jun 11 2010 - 09:09:30 EST


On Friday, June 11, 2010 3:03 PM Mark Brown wrote:

> 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 transition later on.

Ok, we will start off with MFD version then.

Best regards
Marek Szyprowski
Samsung Poland R&D Center

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