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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Add new device nodes for Spreadtrum SC9860 platform
On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 04:40:10PM +0800, Baolin Wang wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 21:05, Mark Brown <> wrote:

> > You can just list all the individual device names in the of_match_table
> > for the MFD and then it can bind to any of them. You can always map
> > them onto the same behaviour in the MFD driver if they are identical
> > from a software point of view.

> If I understood correctly, as you suggested, we should add new
> mfd_cell groups to list all different PMICs' device names. Something
> like:

I do think this is a good idea (registering the components of the MFD
using mfd_cell), though it wasn't quite the point I was making. Having
individual device names matters less for Linux-internal names like this.

> But from my point, they are just some meaningless duplication, and
> will waste lots of code there.

I was more thinking of the of_match table that has the IDs that appear
in DT - they're the one that's the ABI. Look at something like wm8994
where the driver has several IDs listed in the main table then selects
function drivers based on that.
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