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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] regulator: core: fix boot-on regulators use_count usage
On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 03:40:09PM -0700, Doug Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:49 AM Mark Brown <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:36:11AM -0700, Doug Anderson wrote:

> > > 1. Would it be valid to say that it's always incorrect to set this
> > > property if there is a way to read the status back from the regulator?

> > As originally intended, yes. I'm now not 100% sure that it won't
> > break any existing systems though :/

> Should I change the bindings doc to say that?


> > It should be possible to do a regulator_disable() though I'm not
> > sure anyone actually uses that. The pattern for a regular
> > consumer should be the normal enable/disable pair to handle
> > shared usage, only an exclusive consumer should be able to use
> > just a straight disable.

> Ah, I see, I wasn't aware of the "exclusive" special case! Marco: is
> this working for you? I wonder if we need to match
> "regulator->enable_count" to "rdev->use_count" at the end of
> _regulator_get() in the exclusive case...

Yes, I think that case has been missed when adding the enable
counts - I've never actually had a system myself that made any
use of this stuff. It probably needs an audit of the users to
make sure nobody's relying on the current behaviour though I
can't think how they would.
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