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Date:	Sat, 6 Sep 2014 15:38:28 +0100
From:	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>
To:	Gyungoh Yoo <gyungoh@...il.com>
Cc:	lgirdwood@...il.com, grant.likely@...aro.org, robh+dt@...nel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
	Gyungoh Yoo <jack.yoo@...worksinc.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2.2 2/2] dt-bindings: Adding compatible attribute for
 SKY81452 regulator

On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 10:55:07AM +0900, Gyungoh Yoo wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 11:31:58AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:

> > Why is this a good idea - can this driver be used for anything other
> > than a sky81452?

> Yes. There is a possibility that this driver will be used by similar
> device with SKY81452.

OK, so tha was slightly the wrong question.  What added information is
forcing the user to create a subnode and specify a compatible string
providing?  This driver is specifying a block of multiple regulators
with absolute register addresses hard coded into it, there's no real
ability to use the driver in a different configuration here.  As soon as
we see the parent device we already know everything there is to know
about the IP block, having a separate compatible string just forces the
user to do more typing for no gain.

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