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SubjectRe: [PATCH] power: bq24261_charger: Add support for TI BQ24261 charger
On 10.09.2015 02:31, Andreas Dannenberg wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 01:17:11PM +0900, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> On 09.09.2015 11:26, Andreas Dannenberg wrote:
>>> Krzysztof, good observation! In bq2425x_charger.c (formerly known as
>>> bq24257_charger.c :) that I worked on the unit used was uA. At that time
>>> I did a quick check and there didn't seem to be a clear standard whether
>>> to use the "micro" or "milli" units - different drivers use different
>>> units. However there seems to be a tendency for the TI drivers to prefer
>>> "milli" (bq2415x_charger.c, bq24735-charger.c)
>>> Personally I think "milli" units are more appropriate for chargers since
>>> they provide sufficient granularity and the numbers don't become too big
>>> (try typing a voltage in the Volt-range in uV, it's very easy to get the
>>> number of 0s wrong). However since the driver was already there I left
>>> that aspect alone to preserve compatibility.
>> I am fine with both units but milli indeed seems easier to judge by fast
>> looking and less error-prone. Whatever you choose - choose the same one. :)
> Ok sounds good. If so, I could go ahead and change the units in the
> bq2425x_charger.c over to mA and mV?

Wait, these are existing bindings (for bq24257). You cannot change
existing binding.

Best regards,

> It would be a bit labor some and I
> also want to see what Laurentiu thinks but this way we could have most
> of those TI charger drivers use the same units (the new bq24261 driver
> Ram posted also uses mA/mV). Except bq25890_charger.c.... that would
> still use uA/uV....
> Laurentiu -- what made you chose the "micro" units for bq24257_charger.c
> and bq25890_charger.c?

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