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SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/24] mfd: fix dangling pointers
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:41:38AM +0100, Samuel Ortiz wrote:
> Hi Wolfram,
>
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 03:12:54PM +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.
> Patch applied, many thanks.

Thanks. Sadly some fixup will be needed:

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). As 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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