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SubjectRe: [PATCH] regulator: Provide dummy supply support
On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 00:47, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:59:31PM +0200, Mark Brown wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:26:58PM +0200, Sascha Hauer wrote:
>>
>> >  drivers/regulator/Makefile        |    2 +-
>> >  drivers/regulator/dummy-supply.c  |   88 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>> We already have a dummy regulator driver and a fixed voltage regulator
>> driver, we shouldn't be adding a third implementation of the same thing.
>> Just use the fixed voltage regulator for this.
>
> I explained in my mail why I think that the current implementation of
> the dummy regulator is not suitable for things apart from debugging.
>
> My main concern with the fixed regulator is that it needs quite much
> boilerplate code just to say that we have no regulator at all for a
> given device. That could also be handled with a helper function which
> registers a fixed regulator and only takes the regulator_consumer_supply
> as an argument. Would that be ok for you?

i think Mark's point is that we have code in dummy.c already to
provide a dummy regulator. so your needs sounds like it could be
satisfied with some Kconfig/ifdef massaging and the existing
drivers/regulator/dummy.c rather than introducing a completely
parallel file that is always enabled ?
-mike
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