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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 11:47:47 +0800
From:   Chen-Yu Tsai <>
To:     Torsten Duwe <>
Cc:     Carlo Caione <>,
        Olliver Schinagl <>,
        Lee Jones <>,
        Rob Herring <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Jagan Teki <>,
        Icenowy Zheng <>,
        devicetree <>,
        linux-kernel <>
Subject: Re: device tree binding for poly-phased regulators

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7:21 PM Torsten Duwe <> wrote:
> Hi!
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mfd/axp20x.txt nicely describes the
> capabilities of the X-powers PMICs; however, it seems polyphasing is
> left to comments only.
> May I suggest to add a property "poly-phased", just to get the discussion
> started? It could be a simple property in the current case for the axp803
> and axp806 ("poly-phased with you-know-which") or a phandle in the future.

These PMICs are customized in a way that the outputs are poly-phased by
default. They are customized to match a specific SoC, and that is about
the only use for them. As such, there's really no way to test whether a
poly-phase property and implementation works or not. If you get it wrong
you risk frying your device.

A poly-phase property in genernal would be nice, however I don't think
this is the right device to start with.

> BTW the axp803 datasheet is quite terse in that respect: is there one
> "master" reulator whose settings are copied or does a driver have to keep
> them in sync.

The datasheet says, when outputs are poly-phased, only the settings of the
first phase applies, i.e. the other settings are ignored, not even copied.


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