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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/8] Input: synaptics-rmi4: Use of_get_child_by_name() instead of of_find_node_by_name()
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On 07/18/2016 07:48 AM, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> On Jul 13 2016 or thereabouts, Andrew Duggan wrote:
>> Calling of_find_node_by_name() assumes that the caller has incremented
>> the refcount of the of_node being passed in. Currently, the caller is
>> not incrementing the refcount of the of_node which results in the node
>> being prematurely freed when of_find_node_by_name() calls of_node_put()
>> on it. Instead use of_get_child_by_name() which does not call put on the
>> of_node.
> There are 2 other differences in using of_get_child_by_name() in place
> of of_find_node_by_name(). One is that now we are following the OF tree
> while the spinlock is not held. I think it's fine in our case. The
> other difference is that the returned of_node has not been called
> of_node_get() on it. I am not 100% sure, but I think it might be good to
> call of_node_get() on the of node here, and in remove call
> of_node_put(), just to be sure we don't use the of_node while it has
> been freed.

The comment for of_get_child_by_name() says that it returns an of_node
with the refcount incremented (drivers/of/base.c:717). Also, that the
caller needs to call of_node_put() when finished with it. I take that to
mean that the of_node_get() has been done for me by
of_get_child_by_name(). Then rmi_unregister_function() calls
of_node_put() when unregistered the function device undoing
of_get_child_by_name()'s increment of the refcount.

Unless I am missing something I think the current implementation is
correct. Hopefully, it is since this patch has already landed in Linus's
tree.

Andrew

>
> Cheers,
> Benjamin
>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Duggan <aduggan@synaptics.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/input/rmi4/rmi_bus.c | 4 ++--
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/input/rmi4/rmi_bus.c b/drivers/input/rmi4/rmi_bus.c
>> index b368b05..253df96 100644
>> --- a/drivers/input/rmi4/rmi_bus.c
>> +++ b/drivers/input/rmi4/rmi_bus.c
>> @@ -157,11 +157,11 @@ static int rmi_function_match(struct device *dev, struct device_driver *drv)
>> static void rmi_function_of_probe(struct rmi_function *fn)
>> {
>> char of_name[9];
>> + struct device_node *node = fn->rmi_dev->xport->dev->of_node;
>>
>> snprintf(of_name, sizeof(of_name), "rmi4-f%02x",
>> fn->fd.function_number);
>> - fn->dev.of_node = of_find_node_by_name(
>> - fn->rmi_dev->xport->dev->of_node, of_name);
>> + fn->dev.of_node = of_get_child_by_name(node, of_name);
>> }
>> #else
>> static inline void rmi_function_of_probe(struct rmi_function *fn)
>> --
>> 2.5.0
>>

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