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SubjectApplied "spi: document odd controller reference handling" to the spi tree
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spi: document odd controller reference handling

has been applied to the spi tree at

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/broonie/spi.git

All being well this means that it will be integrated into the linux-next
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From 68b892f1fdc493d7cd4e4067596879cd097c1f62 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:35:26 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] spi: document odd controller reference handling

Document the fact that a reference to the controller is dropped as part
of deregistration.

This is an odd pattern as the reference is typically taken in
__spi_alloc_controller() rather than spi_register_controller(). Most
controller drivers gets it right these days and notably the
device-managed interface relies on this behaviour.

Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
---
drivers/spi/spi.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi.c b/drivers/spi/spi.c
index 6e65524cbfd9..5673cca1d1d0 100644
--- a/drivers/spi/spi.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/spi.c
@@ -2195,7 +2195,7 @@ static void devm_spi_unregister(struct device *dev, void *res)
* Context: can sleep
*
* Register a SPI device as with spi_register_controller() which will
- * automatically be unregister
+ * automatically be unregistered and freed.
*
* Return: zero on success, else a negative error code.
*/
@@ -2236,6 +2236,8 @@ static int __unregister(struct device *dev, void *null)
* only ones directly touching chip registers.
*
* This must be called from context that can sleep.
+ *
+ * Note that this function also drops a reference to the controller.
*/
void spi_unregister_controller(struct spi_controller *ctlr)
{
--
2.15.0.rc2
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