[lm-sensors] A new Subsystem for Current Management

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Wed Nov 9 13:09:20 CET 2011


On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 05:57:49PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:54:26 +0000, Mark Brown wrote:

> > 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.

> I came up to this conclusion after reading the CONFIG_REGULATOR help
> text in Kconfig. I'll let you decide if this should get improved in any
> way.

I think the current text is OK, it's saying that it allows other
subsystems do things which save power which is what's happening.




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