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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Convert to use devm_*() for amba attached modules
On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 05:20:50PM +0200, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 26/03/2017 at 22:41:49 +0800, Leo Yan wrote:
> > When review device driver modules which attach to amba bus, found
> > several modules are not using devm_*() apis to manage resource. As
> > result, some drivers have memory leakage or missing iomem unmapping
> > when rmmod module. And the code has many "goto" tags to handle
> > different failures.
> >
> > So this patch series is to convert to use devm_*() for moudules which
> > are attached to amba bus to manage resource and get more robust and
> > neat code.
> >
> > Patch 0003 "drivers/rtc/rtc-pl031.c: Convert to use devm_*()" has been
> > verified on 96boards Hikey. Other patches can pass building but have
> > not really tested on hardware.
> >
> If your plan is to actually remove usage of
> amba_request_regions() and amba_release_regions(), you should do so in
> its own patch sets instead of hiding that in a useless cleanup series.

Just curious, from Russell's replying for patch 0005, IIUC we cannot
totally remove usage of amba_request_regions() and
amba_release_regions(), there have some coner case should use
amba_request_regions() + ioremap().

Does it make sense to remove most usage of amba_request_regions() and
amba_release_regions() but we still keep these two functions in the kernel?

Leo Yan

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