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From: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Phillip Potter <phil@philpotter.co.uk>,
	Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>, Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-arm-msm@vger.kernel.org, dmaengine@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.12 26/63] dmaengine: qcom_hidma: comment platform_driver_register call
Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 10:45:43 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210524144620.2497249-26-sashal@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210524144620.2497249-1-sashal@kernel.org>

From: Phillip Potter <phil@philpotter.co.uk>

[ Upstream commit 4df2a8b0ad634d98a67e540a4e18a60f943e7d9f ]

Place a comment in hidma_mgmt_init explaining why success must
currently be assumed, due to the cleanup issue that would need to
be considered were this module ever to be unloadable or were this
platform_driver_register call ever to fail.

Acked-By: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>
Acked-By: Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Phillip Potter <phil@philpotter.co.uk>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210503115736.2104747-52-gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
 drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
index fe87b01f7a4e..62026607f3f8 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
@@ -418,6 +418,20 @@ static int __init hidma_mgmt_init(void)
 		hidma_mgmt_of_populate_channels(child);
 	}
 #endif
+	/*
+	 * We do not check for return value here, as it is assumed that
+	 * platform_driver_register must not fail. The reason for this is that
+	 * the (potential) hidma_mgmt_of_populate_channels calls above are not
+	 * cleaned up if it does fail, and to do this work is quite
+	 * complicated. In particular, various calls of of_address_to_resource,
+	 * of_irq_to_resource, platform_device_register_full, of_dma_configure,
+	 * and of_msi_configure which then call other functions and so on, must
+	 * be cleaned up - this is not a trivial exercise.
+	 *
+	 * Currently, this module is not intended to be unloaded, and there is
+	 * no module_exit function defined which does the needed cleanup. For
+	 * this reason, we have to assume success here.
+	 */
 	platform_driver_register(&hidma_mgmt_driver);
 
 	return 0;
-- 
2.30.2


      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-24 14:47 UTC|newest]

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2021-05-24 14:45 ` [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.12 25/63] Revert "dmaengine: qcom_hidma: Check for driver register failure" Sasha Levin
2021-05-24 14:45 ` Sasha Levin [this message]

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