[PATCH v8 4/7] clk: use struct clk only for external API
tomeu.vizoso at collabora.com
Thu Sep 4 06:34:47 PDT 2014
On 09/04/2014 01:45 AM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On 09/01/14 08:34, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> NOTE: with this patch, clk_get_parent() behaves like clk_get(), i.e. it
>> needs to be matched with a clk_put(). Otherwise, memory will leak.
>> + * clk_get_parent - return the parent of a clk
>> + * @clk_user: the clk whose parent gets returned
>> + *
>> + * Simply returns clk->parent. Returns NULL if clk is NULL.
> We should at least document here that clk_put() is expected to be called
> when it's not being used.
> I wonder why it's this way though. Why can't
> every clk_core have a private clk pointer to it's parent that's created
> during registration time? Then we just hand that out for
> clk_get_parent() and destroy it when the clk_core is freed?
Well, that wouldn't be a per-user clock any more, right? I see though
how it would be desirable not to burden the caller with having to free
the per-user clk.
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