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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/5] regulator: helper routine to extract regulator_init_data
On Monday 24 October 2011 02:32 PM, Shawn Guo wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 10:17:06AM +0200, Grant Likely wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:32:19AM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
>>> On Friday 21 October 2011 05:28 PM, Shawn Guo wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 02:11:55PM +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>>> + /* find device_node and attach it */
>>>>>> + rdev->dev.of_node = of_find_node_by_name(NULL, regulator_desc->name);
>>>>>
>>>>> so would this do a complete dt search for every regulator?
>>>>
>>>> Yes, with the first param being NULL, tthe entire device tree will be
>>>> searched.
>>>>
>>>>> we would also need the driver names and dt names to match for this to
>>>>> work, right?
>>>>>
>>>> Driver name does not matter. The key for this search to work is having
>>>> regulator's name (regulator_desc->name) match device tree node's name,
>>>> case ignored.
>>>
>>> Mark, whats your take on this? I am somehow not quite sure if we should
>>> have this limitation put in to match DT node names with whats in the
>>> driver structs (regulator_desc).
>>
>> This looks wrong to me. Matching based on node /name/, particularly
>> when searching the entire tree, will cause problems.
>>
> Okay, it's wrong then since so many people say it's wrong :) I guess
> a quick fix would be adding one property in device tree node for
> matching some unique field in regulator_desc, id, maybe? Mark, any
> suggestion?

Thats basically what the DT compatible property is for :)
>



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