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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1 1/6] regulator: core: Introduce API for machine-specific regulators coupling
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08.05.2019 10:55, Mark Brown пишет:
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 08:59:34PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>> Right now regulator core supports only one type of regulators coupling,
>> the "voltage max-spread" which keeps voltages of coupled regulators in a
>> given range. A more sophisticated coupling may be required in practice,
>> one example is the NVIDIA Tegra SoC's which besides the max-spreading
>> have other restrictions that must be adhered. Introduce API that allow
>> platforms to provide their own custom coupling algorithms.
>
> This is really concerning since it's jumping straight to open coding the
> algorithm in platform specific code which isn't great, especially since
> that platform specific code is now going to have to handle all possible
> board specific restrictions that might be found on that platform. Why
> is it not possible to express the rules that exist in a more general
> fashion which can be encoded in drivers? I'm not thrilled about later
> patches that export core functionality for platform specific use either.
>

Indeed, it's absolutely not the part of the idea that platform specific
code will be handling board specifics as well. I just wanted to KISS for
the first draft and will change that for a more generic solution in the
next revision.

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