[PATCH 12/44] mfd: ab8500-sysctrl: Register with kernel poweroff handler

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Thu Oct 9 15:54:04 UTC 2014


On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 11:49:27AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Oct 2014, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Oct 07, 2014 at 09:00:48AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > On Mon, 06 Oct 2014, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > > > --- a/drivers/mfd/ab8500-sysctrl.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/mfd/ab8500-sysctrl.c
> > > > @@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
> > > 
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > > > +static int ab8500_power_off(struct notifier_block *this, unsigned long unused1,
> > > > +			    void *unused2)
> > > >  {
> > > >  	sigset_t old;
> > > >  	sigset_t all;
> > > > @@ -34,11 +36,6 @@ static void ab8500_power_off(void)
> > > >  	struct power_supply *psy;
> > > >  	int ret;
> > > >  
> > > > -	if (sysctrl_dev == NULL) {
> > > > -		pr_err("%s: sysctrl not initialized\n", __func__);
> > > > -		return;
> > > > -	}
> > > 
> > > Can you explain the purpose of this change please?
> > 
> > I guess it's because the sysctrl_dev is already initialised when
> > registering the power_off handler, so there isn't a way to call the
> > above function with a NULL sysctrl_dev. Probably even with the original
> > code you didn't need this check (after some race fix in
> > ab8500_sysctrl_remove but races is one of the things Guenter's patches
> > try to address).
> 
> Sounds reasonable, although I think this change should be part of
> another patch.
> 
Turns out the options are to either drop the check or to use the device
managed function to register the poweroff handler. I decided to keep
the check and use the device managed function.

Guenter


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