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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 1/5] usb: otg: add notifier support
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 03:16:20AM -0800, David Brownell wrote:

> I'd vote to convert all the USB-to-charger interfaces so
> they use notifiers. After fixing the events ... see
> comments below. :)

Yes please - it's not just chargers either, this can also be used by
PMICs which do power path management that includes USB.

> Those seem like the wrong events. The right events for a charger
> would be more along the lines of:

> - For peripheral: "you may use N milliAmperes now".
> - General: "Don't Charge" (a.k.a. "use 0 mA").

> I don't see how "N" would be passed with those events ...

These are good for the peripheral side. You do get to pass a void *
along with the notifier value, that could be used to pass data like the
current limit.

> A host *might* want to be able to say things like "supply
> up to N milliAmperes now", e.g. to let a regulator choose
> the most efficient mode.

Yes, they definitely want this - not just for efficiency but also to
allow current limiting to protect the system from excessive current
drain.


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