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Subject[RFC PATCH 0/7] Add managed version of delayed work init
It's not rare that device drivers need delayed work.
It's not rare that this work needs driver's data.

Often this means that driver must ensure the work is not queued when
driver exits. Usually this is done by ensuring new work is not added and
then calling cancel_delayed_work_sync() at remove(). In many cases this
may also require cleanup at probe error path - which is easy to forget.

It might be helpful for (a) few drivers if there was a work init
function which would ensure cancel_delayed_work_sync() is called at
driver exit. So this series implements one on top of devm and replaces
the obvious cases where only thing remove call-back in a driver does is
cancelling the work. There might be other cases where we could switch
more than just work cancellation to use managed version and thus get rid
of remove.

Main reson why this is RFC is that I had hard time deciding where this
function should be introduced. It's not nice to include all device stuff
in workqueue - because many workqueue users are not interested in
devices. In same way, not all of the devices are interested in WQs.
OTOH, adding own file just for this sounds like an overkill.

This time I decided that it is more correct that devices use WQs than
that WQs use devices. Hence the function is introduced in
include/linux/device.h and drivers/base/devres.c

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Matti Vaittinen (7):
drivers: base: Add resource managed version of delayed work init
extconn: Clean-up few drivers by using managed work init
hwmon: raspberry-pi: Clean-up few drivers by using managed work init
platform/x86: gpd pocket fan: Clean-up by using managed work init
power: supply: Clean-up few drivers by using managed work init
regulator: qcom_spmi-regulator: Clean-up by using managed work init
watchdog: retu_wdt: Clean-up by using managed work init

drivers/base/devres.c | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/extcon/extcon-gpio.c | 14 ++-------
drivers/extcon/extcon-intel-int3496.c | 15 ++-------
drivers/extcon/extcon-palmas.c | 16 +++-------
drivers/extcon/extcon-qcom-spmi-misc.c | 16 +++-------
drivers/hwmon/raspberrypi-hwmon.c | 16 +++-------
drivers/platform/x86/gpd-pocket-fan.c | 16 +++-------
drivers/power/supply/axp20x_usb_power.c | 15 +++------
drivers/power/supply/bq24735-charger.c | 17 +++-------
drivers/power/supply/ltc2941-battery-gauge.c | 19 ++++-------
drivers/power/supply/sbs-battery.c | 15 +++------
drivers/regulator/qcom_spmi-regulator.c | 33 +++++---------------
drivers/watchdog/retu_wdt.c | 21 +++----------
include/linux/device.h | 5 +++
14 files changed, 95 insertions(+), 156 deletions(-)


base-commit: 92bf22614b21a2706f4993b278017e437f7785b3
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2.25.4


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Matti Vaittinen, Linux device drivers
ROHM Semiconductors, Finland SWDC
Kiviharjunlenkki 1E
90220 OULU
FINLAND

~~~ "I don't think so," said Rene Descartes. Just then he vanished ~~~
Simon says - in Latin please.
~~~ "non cogito me" dixit Rene Descarte, deinde evanescavit ~~~
Thanks to Simon Glass for the translation =]

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