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SubjectRe: [PATCH] omap: board-omap3evm: add required smsc911x regulators
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 02:53:41PM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * Matt Porter <mporter@ti.com> [120210 10:19]:
> > On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:40:47AM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> > > * Matt Porter <matt@ohporter.com> [120208 13:35]:
> > > > This fixes smsc911x support on omap3evm that has been broken since
> > > > the smsc911x driver was updated to require the existence of vdd33a
> > > > and vddvario supplies.
> > >
> > > Great. Few comments:
> > >
> > > 1. Could you please include the smsc911x commit and subject here too
> > > so it clearly shows the regression?
> >
> > Sure. Will do for v2.
> >
> > > 2. Also, why don't you add this fixed regulator to gpmc-smsc911.c?
> > >
> > > That way it gets fixed for other too, like zoom2/3.
> >
> > Ok, so I considered that at first and had two concerns that made me just
> > do it in the omap3evm specific way and see what the feedback was.
> >
> > 1) If we do a generic implementation in gpmc-smsc911x.c, there needs to
> > be a way to override it. Another board may have a variable supply that
> > feeds this consumer.
> >
> > 2) Technically, this omap3evm specific implementation matches the hardware
> > in that the osk_3v3 rail is software controllable. Granted, I commented
> > that we simply don't hook up the gpio at this time since this real
> > hardware regulator has always been silently asserted on by the nature of
> > the reset state of the TWL GPIOs and the board level pull downs as well.
>
> OK
>
> > So that said, I don't need #2 to make omap3evm work and I don't think
> > anybody cares yet to actually turn that regulator off (as it will kill
> > other things that appear to not have regulator support anyway). It looks
> > like you talked me into respinning it as a generic implementation. Only
> > question is whether I should bother consider not-yet-existing boards that
> > may not want that generic regulator.
>
> Well for future boards the regulator should come from device tree,
> so for now it should be safe to add it to gpmc-smsc911.c.

Ok, sounds good. Posted an updated version.

-Matt


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