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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 14/23] counter: Update documentation for new counter registration functions
On Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:45:17 +0100
Uwe Kleine-König <> wrote:

> In order to replace the counter registration API also update the
> documentation to the new way.
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
Fine either way, but a suggestion below.

Reviewed-by: Jonathan Cameron <>

> ---
> Documentation/driver-api/generic-counter.rst | 10 +++++-----
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/driver-api/generic-counter.rst b/Documentation/driver-api/generic-counter.rst
> index 1b487a331467..991b180c7b47 100644
> --- a/Documentation/driver-api/generic-counter.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/driver-api/generic-counter.rst
> @@ -262,11 +262,11 @@ order to communicate with the device: to read and write various Signals
> and Counts, and to set and get the "action mode" and "function mode" for
> various Synapses and Counts respectively.
> -A defined counter_device structure may be registered to the system by
> -passing it to the counter_register function, and unregistered by passing
> -it to the counter_unregister function. Similarly, the
> -devm_counter_register function may be used if device memory-managed
> -registration is desired.
> +A counter_device structure is supposed to be allocated using counter_alloc()
> +and may be registered to the system by passing it to the counter_add()
> +function, and unregistered by passing it to the counter_unregister function.

I'd avoid the supposed to and the odd vague use of structure in the origin
text and just go with

A struct counter_device is allocated using counter_alloc()...

> +There are device managed variants of these functions: devm_counter_alloc() and
> +devm_counter_add().
> The struct counter_comp structure is used to define counter extensions
> for Signals, Synapses, and Counts.

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