[lm-sensors] A new Subsystem for Current Management

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Tue Nov 8 17:54:26 CET 2011


On Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 02:13:02PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:

> While the regulator subsystem presents itself as aiming at power
> savings to improve battery life, it doesn't seem fundamentally
> different from the need you described. Whether you lower current draw
> to save battery life or to prevent the hardware from dying, makes
> little difference, the underlying mechanisms should be pretty similar.

Actually the regulator API isn't really about power savings - it's about
voltage and current regulation.  Higher layers can use these features to
save power but it's not somethnig the regulator API cares about.  If the
documentation suggests it is we might want to fix that up.




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