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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:09:36 +0100
From:	Charles Keepax <ckeepax@...nsource.wolfsonmicro.com>
To:	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>
Cc:	Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>,
	Richard Fitzgerald <rf@...nsource.wolfsonmicro.com>,
	sameo@...ux.intel.com, lgirdwood@...il.com, perex@...ex.cz,
	tiwai@...e.de, alsa-devel@...a-project.org,
	patches@...nsource.wolfsonmicro.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] mfd: arizona: Export function to control subsystem
	DVFS

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:48:58PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:42:42PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, 09 Jun 2014, Richard Fitzgerald wrote:
> 
> > > +	if (arizona->subsys_max_rq != new_flags) {
> 
> > I don't really get this.  What's the point in passing the mask
> > parameter - I don't see it being used for anything in this routine? No
> > matter what is passed in you always just turn on the same regulator.
> 
> > What am I missing?
> 
> AFAICT it's a bunch of different independently selectable requests for
> the voltage to ramped with any one of them causing it to happen.
> 
> I did wonder why this wasn't just done by refcounting, that's the more
> normal pattern in the kernel, though I guess it's possible some of them
> need different ramps on different devices.

Currently this is not the case, although it is certainly not
unthinkable that it would occur in future devices.

Thanks,
Charles
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