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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/4] regulator: core: Parse coupled regulators properties
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On 12/12/2017 12:35 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 10:46:14AM +0100, Maciej Purski wrote:
>> (...)
>> + mutex_lock(&regulator_list_mutex);
>> + regulator_resolve_coupling(rdev);
>> + mutex_unlock(&regulator_list_mutex);
>> +
>
> I'd really expect us to be failing to probe if we run into an error.
> Otherwise we could end up doing bad things to the hardware at runtime
> later on, or confusing ourselves and crashing with partially set up
> datastructures.


We cannot fail to probe if some of the regulators are not registered
successfully, as depending on the probing sequence, there will be some
regulators, which won't be available when registering others. We can fail when
resolving coupling if we encounter other errors such as max_spread not provided
or disability to set voltage. Maybe that is what you meant.

> It's also not 100% clear to me how we handle the case
> where only some of the coupled regulators have probed.
>

I have two ideas how to handle it. We can prohibit setting the voltage and
always fail on attempt to set voltage of a coupled regulator. Or we can just
ignore it and set voltage of the regulator without checking the unregistered ones.

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