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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/4] mfd: rt5120: Add Richtek PMIC support
On Fri, 01 Jul 2022, ChiYuan Huang wrote:

> HI, Lee:
>
> ChiYuan Huang <u0084500@gmail.com> 於 2022年6月27日 週一 晚上10:56寫道:
> >
> > Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org> 於 2022年6月27日 週一 晚上10:22寫道:
> > >
> > > On Wed, 22 Jun 2022, cy_huang wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: ChiYuan Huang <cy_huang@richtek.com>
> > > >
> > > > Add Richtek RT5120 PMIC I2C driver.
> > >
> > > Why a whole new driver?
> > >
> > > How different is this to rt5033?
> > >
> > > Looks like this could easily be woven into this existing support?
> > >
> > It's different with the function domain.
> > RT5033 is most like as the SubPMIC that includes PMU (battery
> > charger/gauge/led/few buck and ldo)
> > RT5120 is a main PMIC with default-on power that follows the boot on sequence.
> > RT5120 only integrates regulator and power key report module.
> >
> Since I have explained the chip difference, do you still think it's
> better to merge this code into rt5033 mfd?

I think it's okay to group devices which are similar but not exactly
the same, if they can be. The integration of this device into the
other looks trivial to my naive eyes.

A PMIC is a PMIC, main or sub.

> > > > Signed-off-by: ChiYuan Huang <cy_huang@richtek.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/mfd/Kconfig | 12 +++++
> > > > drivers/mfd/Makefile | 1 +
> > > > drivers/mfd/rt5120.c | 125 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > 3 files changed, 138 insertions(+)
> > > > create mode 100644 drivers/mfd/rt5120.c

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