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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] regulator: core: Don't use regulators as supplies until the parent is bound

On 11/01/17 17:14, Jon Hunter wrote:
> When regulators are successfully registered, we check to see if the
> regulator is a supply for any other registered regulator and if so
> add the new regulator as the supply for the existing regulator(s).
> Some devices, such as Power Management ICs, may register a series of
> regulators when probed and there are cases where one of the regulators
> may fail to register and defer the probing of the parent device. In this
> case any successfully registered regulators would be unregistered so
> that they can be re-registered at some time later when the probe is
> attempted again. However, if one of the regulators that was registered
> was added as a supply to another registered regulator (that did not
> belong to the same parent device), then this supply regulator was
> unregister again because the parent device is probe deferred, then a
> regulator could be holding an invalid reference to a supply regulator
> that has been unregistered. This will lead to a system crash if that
> regulator is then used.
> Although it would be possible to check when unregistering a regulator
> if any other regulator in the system is using it as a supply, it still
> may not be possible to remove it as a supply if this other regulator is
> in use. Therefore, fix this by preventing any regulator from adding
> another regulator as a supply if the parent device for the supply
> regulator has not been bound and if the parent device for the supply
> and the regulator are different. This will allow a parent device that is
> registering regulators to be probe deferred and ensure that none of the
> regulators it has registered are used as supplies for any other
> regulator from another device.
> Signed-off-by: Jon Hunter <>
> ---
> Changes since V1:
> - Updated patch per Mark's input to only prevent resolving the supply
> if the supply's parent is different from the regulator's and the
> supply's parent device is not bound.
> - Added comment.
> drivers/regulator/core.c | 13 +++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/drivers/regulator/core.c b/drivers/regulator/core.c
> index 04baac9a165b..00466a82c3ad 100644
> --- a/drivers/regulator/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/regulator/core.c
> @@ -1553,6 +1553,19 @@ static int regulator_resolve_supply(struct regulator_dev *rdev)
> }
> }
> + /*
> + * If the supply's parent device is not the same as the
> + * regulator's parent device, then ensure the parent device
> + * is bound before we resolve the supply, in case the parent
> + * device get probe deferred and unregisters the supply.
> + */

Ugh ... looks like I screwed up the formatting here. Also ...


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