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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/8] watchdog: JZ4740: Drop module remove function
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On 01/19/2018 11:41 PM, PrasannaKumar Muralidharan wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> On 30 December 2017 at 19:21, Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net> wrote:
>> When the watchdog was configured for nowayout, and after the
>> userspace watchdog daemon closed the dev node without sending the
>> magic character, unloading this module stopped the watchdog
>> hardware, which was clearly a problem.
>>
>> Besides, unloading the module is not possible when the userspace
>> watchdog daemon is running, so it's safe to assume that we don't
>> need to stop the watchdog hardware in the jz4740_wdt_remove()
>> function.
>>
>> For this reason, the jz4740_wdt_remove() function can then be
>> dropped alltogether.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
>> ---
>> drivers/watchdog/jz4740_wdt.c | 8 --------
>> 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)
>>
>> v2: New patch in this series
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/jz4740_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/jz4740_wdt.c
>> index fa7f49a3212c..02b9b8e946a2 100644
>> --- a/drivers/watchdog/jz4740_wdt.c
>> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/jz4740_wdt.c
>> @@ -205,16 +205,8 @@ static int jz4740_wdt_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>> return 0;
>> }
>>
>> -static int jz4740_wdt_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
>> -{
>> - struct jz4740_wdt_drvdata *drvdata = platform_get_drvdata(pdev);
>> -
>> - return jz4740_wdt_stop(&drvdata->wdt);
>> -}
>> -
>> static struct platform_driver jz4740_wdt_driver = {
>> .probe = jz4740_wdt_probe,
>> - .remove = jz4740_wdt_remove,
>> .driver = {
>> .name = "jz4740-wdt",
>> .of_match_table = of_match_ptr(jz4740_wdt_of_matches),
>> --
>> 2.11.0
>>
>>
>
> As ".remove" is removed and wdt is required for restarting the system
> I am thinking that stop callback is also not required. If so does it
> makes sense to remove the stop callback? I can submit a patch for the
> same once this patch series goes in.
>
The remove function was removed because it would otherwise be an empty
function. Since it is optional, it can and should be removed if it does not
do anything. If the stop function is removed, it is no longer possible
to stop the watchdog. Why would this make sense, and why would it make sense
to drop the stop function if there is no remove function ?

Guenter

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