Re: [PATCH 2/4] wl1251: move power GPIO handling into the driver

From: Mark Brown
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 15:24:52 EST

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 07:29:52PM +0200, Grazvydas Ignotas wrote:

> When wl12xx family of chips is connected through SDIO, we already have
> that pin set up as a regulator controlled with the help of mmc
> subsystem. When time comes to communicate with the chip, mmc subsystem
> sees this as yet another SD card and looks for associated regulator
> for it, and the board file has that set up as a fixed regulator
> controlling that pin (see pandora_vmmc3 in
> arch/arm/mach-omap2/board-omap3pandora.c). To prevent poweroff after
> first SDIO communications are over, pm_runtime calls are used in
> drivers/net/wireless/ti/wl1251/sdio.c .

Is this actually controlling VMMC though, or is it some other control?
If it's not controlling VMMC then it shouldn't say that it is.

> I don't know if something similar can be done done in SPI case, but
> I'm sure this is not the first your-so-called regulator misuse.

It's not the first but that doesn't make controlling something other
than a regulator through the regulator API any less broken.

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