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Subject[PATCH 05/13] base/devres.c: quiet sparse noise about context imbalance
From: H Hartley Sweeten <>

devres_release_all and devres_release_group both aquire the lock
&dev->devres_lock but the release of that lock is done in release_nodes.
This results in sparse noise about context imbalance.

Add a lock annotation to release_nodes to quiet this noise.

Signed-off-by: H Hartley Sweeten <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/base/devres.c | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/devres.c b/drivers/base/devres.c
index cf7a0c7..65cd748 100644
--- a/drivers/base/devres.c
+++ b/drivers/base/devres.c
@@ -397,6 +397,7 @@ static int remove_nodes(struct device *dev,

static int release_nodes(struct device *dev, struct list_head *first,
struct list_head *end, unsigned long flags)
+ __releases(&dev->devres_lock)
int cnt;

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