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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pwm-backlight: add regulator and GPIO support
On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 11:36:48AM +0900, Alex Courbot wrote:
> On 07/05/2012 12:24 AM, Mark Brown wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 12:14:39AM +0900, Alex Courbot wrote:
> >>On Wed 04 Jul 2012 10:00:56 PM JST, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> >
> >>>Also please be aware that using a regulator in the pwm backlight will
> >>>instantly break all existing users. That's hardly your fault though.
> >
> >>Sorry, I don't see why. Could you elaborate on this?
> >
> >All existing machines will start failing during probe as they won't be
> >able to find the regulator - you should ideally make sure everyone in
> >mainline gets an appropriate regulator set up.
>
> Oh, that is a mistake of mine then. Driver probe should continue if
> no regulator is declared (but should fail if some other error
> occured). I want to maintain backward compatibility with current
> users of the driver, so regulator/gpio specification should be
> optional.

I think the only way doing this is to add a flag to platform_data. I
don't know if that's accepted though.

Sascha

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