Re: Proposal: I2C device power (Was: hwmon: (lm90) Add power control)

From: Alexander Shiyan
Date: Fri Aug 09 2013 - 06:51:14 EST

> On Fri, Aug 09, 2013 at 09:57:00AM +0400, Alexander Shiyan wrote:
> > Instead of adding the support of regulators in each device, let's think about
> > whether it is possible to create a global regulator for any device on the I2C bus.
> > I see it like this:
> > We add an extra field in the i2c_board_info structure "power_name" and handle
> > it in the i2c_device_{probe/remove} functions.
> This would need to be an array of supplies, relatively few devices need
> only a single power supply. This is also not something that should be
> handled in I2C, power is not something that's uniquely needed by devices
> on an I2C bus.

Additional regulators can be handled in the driver, or "parent"-scheme can
be used. Is not it?

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