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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] regmap: add support to regmap_field_bulk_alloc/free apis
On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 01:59:15PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 05:48:55PM +0100, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:

> > +int devm_regmap_field_bulk_alloc(struct device *dev, struct regmap *regmap,
> > + struct regmap_field **field,
> > + struct reg_field *reg_field, int num_fields);
> > +void devm_regmap_field_bulk_free(struct device *dev,
> > + struct regmap_field *field);
> > +
>
> You only have a patch that uses these last two functions, so why add all
> 4? We don't add infrastructure to the kernel without users.

We have managed versions of the other regmap allocation functions, it
makes sense for consistency to have managed versions of these too. I
think there's a meaningful difference between a simple and expected
wrapper like these and infrastructure which hasn't been proved out by
users.

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