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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 2/2] mfd: max597x: Add support for MAX5970 and MAX5978
On Wed, 14 Dec 2022, Naresh Solanki wrote:

> Hi Lee
>
> On 08-12-2022 05:53 pm, Lee Jones wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Nov 2022, Naresh Solanki wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 17-11-2022 03:45 pm, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 16 Nov 2022, Naresh Solanki wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > From: Patrick Rudolph <patrick.rudolph@9elements.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > Implement a regulator driver with IRQ support for fault management.
> > > > > Written against documentation [1] and [2] and tested on real hardware.
> > > > >
> > > > > Every channel has its own regulator supplies nammed 'vss1-supply' and
> > > > > 'vss2-supply'. The regulator supply is used to determine the output
> > > > > voltage, as the smart switch provides no output regulation.
> > > > > The driver requires the 'shunt-resistor-micro-ohms' property to be
> > > > > present in Device Tree to properly calculate current related
> > > > > values.
> > > > >
> > > > > Datasheet links:
> > > > > 1: https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX5970.pdf
> > > > > 2: https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX5978.pdf
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Patrick Rudolph <patrick.rudolph@9elements.com>
> > > > > Co-developed-by: Marcello Sylvester Bauer <sylv@sylv.io>
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Marcello Sylvester Bauer <sylv@sylv.io>
> > > > > Co-developed-by: Naresh Solanki <Naresh.Solanki@9elements.com>
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Naresh Solanki <Naresh.Solanki@9elements.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > drivers/mfd/Kconfig | 12 +++++
> > > > > drivers/mfd/Makefile | 1 +
> > > > > drivers/mfd/max597x.c | 93 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > include/linux/mfd/max597x.h | 101 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > 4 files changed, 207 insertions(+)
> > > > > create mode 100644 drivers/mfd/max597x.c
> > > > > create mode 100644 include/linux/mfd/max597x.h
> > > >
> > > > Ignoring my comments won't make them go away. :)
> > > >
> > > > Please tell me why you need a whole new driver, instead of adding
> > > > support to simple-mfd-i2c?
> > > >
> > > I felt current implementation to be simpler, clearer & straight forward.
> >
> > If you can make it work with simple-mfd-i2c, please do so.
> simple-mfd-i2c doesn't has mechanism to pass device type(max5978 vs
> max5970).

`git grep silergy,sy7636a -- drivers/mfd`

> > No need to submit an entirely new driver for these simple use-cases.

--
Lee Jones [李琼斯]

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