[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: wm8962: Convert to devm_input_allocate_device()
leon at leon.nu
Mon Apr 29 20:52:34 CEST 2013
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
<dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:07:28AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 08:47:37PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
>> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org> wrote:
>> > > On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 09:32:18PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> I think the reason of our misunderstanding is due to the name of
>> > >> input_free_device call. From the code, it is device destroy function,
>> > >> and the freeing itself done as an error handling of
>> > >> input_register_device
>> > >> (http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/input/input.c#L2114).
>> > >
>> > >> How do you think we need to proceed? Do I need to send patches with
>> > >> explicit call to input_free_device function?
>> > >
>> > > I really think the input API needs to be looked at here, this is all way
>> > > too error prone. Calling input_free_device() on something allocated
>> > > using devm_ looks like an error itself...
>> > In general, I agree with you, but I think we both agree that the
>> > current patch is not working as expected.
>> > The problem is that you allocated device with devm_ and later at the
>> > code you tried to register it, but failed. In this case no one will
>> > call to devres_destroy, because it is done at unregister stage only.
>> > I see two possible solutions:
>> > 1. short one - fix your patches
>> > 2. long one - add input_free_device code into input_register_device
>> > call (http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/input/input.c#L2114).
>> The rules are pretty straightforward:
>> 1. If you are using devm_input_allocate_device() you do not need to call
>> input_free_device() nor input_unregister_device() - the core will
>> create a devres structure for freeing the device and if
>> input_register_device() succeeds it will also add a 2nd devres for
>> unregistering. This way the "normal" unwind is a 2-step process with
>> device is "half alive" and being able to survive input_event() calls
>> from IRQ handlers if they are still alive.
>> IOW it should all "just work".
>> 2. If you are using input_allocate_device() then you need to call
>> input_free_device() until you called input_register_device(), afterward
>> input_unregister_device() should be called.
> BTW, looking at Marks patch it looks good to me.
Dmitry, thanks for the explanation.
Mark, please take my apologies, I was mislead by the following comment
on the code:
1822 * input_free_device - free memory occupied by input_dev structure
1823 * @dev: input device to free
1825 * This function should only be used if input_register_device()
1826 * was not called yet or if it failed.
Leon Romanovsky | Independent Linux Consultant
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