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SubjectRE: [PATCH v4 5/7] power: supply: Add 'connected_type' property and supporting code
On 08 February 2018 21:31, Sebastian Reichel wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 03:50:53PM +0000, Adam Thomson wrote:
> > This commit adds the 'connected_type' property to represent supplies
> > which can report a number of different types of supply based on a
> > connection event.
> >
> > Examples of this already exist in drivers whereby the existing 'type'
> > property is updated, based on an event, to represent what was
> > connected (e.g. USB_DCP, USB_ACA, ...). Current implementations
> > however don't show all supported connectable types, so this knowledge
> > has to be exlicitly known for each driver that supports this.
> >
> > The 'connected_type' property is intended to fill this void and show
> > users all possible types supported by a driver. The property, when
> > read, shows all available types for the driver, and the one currently
> > chosen is highlighted/bracketed. It is expected that the 'type'
> > property would then just show the top-level type, such as 'USB', and
> > this would be static.
> >
> > Currently the 'conn_type' enum contains all of the USB variant types
> > that exist for the 'type' enum at this time, and in addition has
> > the PPS type. In the future this can be extended further for other
> > types which have multiple connected types supported. The mirroring
> > is intentional so as to not impact existing usage of the 'type'
> > property.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Adam Thomson <>
> Thanks for the patch. I think, that it's a good idea to provide the
> subtype in its own property and just set the type property to "USB".
> I would prefer to name this "usb_type". Otherwise
> Reviewed-by: Sebastian Reichel <>
> -- Sebastian

Thanks for your review. I chose 'connected_type' as I thought this would be more
generic in case other main types would have some dynamic connection element to
them and could also benefit from this. If we don't see that as being something
we want though then I can make this just for USB.

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