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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] regulator: axp20x: Update the bindings to use a local parent regulator
On Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 06:05:52PM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 04:49:31PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:

> > This sounds like you are passing the MFD child device into the regulator
> > API when you should be passing the parent device in.

> We're passing the device coming from the platform_device that is
> passed in probe, that has been created by mfd_add_device, which is
> indeed the child device from the MFD device. So we should always use
> the platform device parent's instead?


> > For electrical engineering reasons it's unlikely that the supplies are
> > actually floating but yes, they are mandatory. This is an issue with
> > registering one device for the entire regulator subsystem on the PMIC,
> > it interacts somewhat poorly with deferred probe. However for systems
> > with full constraints like DT and ACPI ones it should be mostly
> > sidestepped since the if there is no supply mapped a dummy supply will
> > be substituted.

> Yes, they are actually tied to the ground, but it's still something
> meaningless, that I guess shouldn't be expressed in the DT?

Probably, that does seem like a valid case for omitting them.
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