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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 1/4] PM / Domains: Add a generic data pointer to the genpd_power_state struct
On 21/03/2019 10:36, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Mar 2019 at 08:47, Daniel Lezcano <> wrote:

[ ... ]

>>> cancel_work_sync(&genpd->power_off_work);
>>> - kfree(genpd->free);
>>> + if (genpd->free_states)
>> Is this test necessary as the free_states function is initialized with
>> the genpd_set_default_power_state() in any case?
> That's the case when the genpd provider did not allocate states, so
> then we know genpd deals with this properly for us.
> In the other case, when genpd provider has allocates states, then we
> need to check that the provider has assigned the ->free_states()
> callback before we invokes it, as there is no guarantees that it had.
> I was initially tempted to do this check already at pm_genpd_init(),
> as it would allow us to check for the error condition and return an
> error code if it's not been assigned. However, that requires me to
> change all providers that currently "allocates" their states, so that
> isn't really a smooth way forward. Perhaps, we should simply print a
> message to the log about this condition in pm_genpd_init(), as to
> start with!? I can add a patch on top doing that.

Yes, that would make sense to track those providers which do not
initialize the free field.

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