Hi Paul,

On 29/12/15 07:49, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
Hi Milo, thanks for the review,

Le lundi 28 décembre 2015 à 09:56 +0900, Milo Kim a écrit :
Hi Paul,

On 23/12/15 20:56, Mark Brown wrote:
On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:58:37AM +0100, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:

+       gpio = lp->pdata->enable_gpio;
+       if (!gpio_is_valid(gpio))
+               return 0;
+       /* Always set enable GPIO high. */
+       ret = devm_gpio_request_one(lp->dev, gpio, GPIOF_OUT_INIT_HIGH, "LP872X 
+       if (ret) {
+               dev_err(lp->dev, "gpio request err: %d\n", ret);
+               return ret;
+       }

This isn't really adding support for the enable GPIO as the changelog
suggests, it's requesting but not managing the GPIO.  Since there is
core support for manging enable GPIOs this seems especially silly,
please tell the core about the GPIO and then it will work at runtime

With reference to my previous mail, external GPIOs for LDO3 and BUCK2 in
LP8725 can be specified through regulator_config.ena_gpio. BUCK2 only
can be controlled by external pin when CONFIG pin is grounded.

Please see the description at page 5 of the datasheet.


After reading the datasheets thoroughly, it seems to me that for the
lp8720, the EN pin is used to enable the regulators output, which is a
good fit for the core regulator GPIO framework, as there is no reason to
keep it on when no regulator is in use. The serial interface is already
available when EN=0 and regulators can be configured in that state. The
lp8725 seems seems to behave the same when CONFIG=0 (the datasheet
clearly states: "CONFIG=0: EN=1 turns on outputs or standby mode if
EN=0"). On the other hand, it is indeed used as a power-on pin when

I think it's different use case. LP8720/5 are designed for system PMU, so some regulators are enabled by default after the device is on. EN pin is used for turning on/off the chip. This pin does not control regulator outputs directly. It's separate functional block in the silicon.

On the other hand, 'ena_gpio' is used for each regulator control itself.
For example, WM8994 has two LDOs which are controlled by external pins. LDOs are enabled/disabled through LDO1ENA and LDO2ENA pins. In this case, 'ena_gpio' is used.

        (please refer to page 224 and 225)

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