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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/24] gpio: fix dangling pointers
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 03:12:45PM +0100, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> Fix I2C-drivers which missed setting clientdata to NULL before freeing the
> structure it points to. Also fix drivers which do this _after_ the structure
> was freed already.
>
> Signed-off-by: Wolfram Sang <w.sang@pengutronix.de>

please drop this this patch. We reached an agreement that a) setting the
clientdata-pointer to NULL should be done in the i2c-core [1] and b) how to do
it. Based on that, I will do the modification of the i2c-core for 2.6.34 (as it
fixes the dangling pointers) and then create one single patch removing the then
superflous calls to i2c_set_clientdata for 2.6.35 (as it is a cleanup). If you
already applied the above patch to your branch, you don't have to revert; we
will fix it for you in the next round.

Sorry for the detour!

Kind regards,

Wolfram

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.i2c/5674/focus=5729

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