[PATCH 00/24] staging: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Apr 3 12:50:42 PDT 2023

On Mon, Apr 03, 2023 at 05:39:50PM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
> this series adapts the platform drivers below drivers/staging to use the
> .remove_new() callback. Compared to the traditional .remove() callback
> .remove_new() returns no value. This is a good thing because the driver
> core doesn't (and cannot) cope for errors during remove. The only effect
> of a non-zero return value in .remove() is that the driver core emits a
> warning. The device is removed anyhow and an early return from .remove()
> usually yields a resource leak.
> By changing the remove callback to return void driver authors cannot
> reasonably assume any more that there is some kind of cleanup later.
> All drivers in staging already return zero in their remove callback, so
> they can be trivially converted.
> The changes to the individual drivers are all orthogonal. If I need to
> resend some patches because of some review feedback, I'd like to only
> send the patches that actually needed changes, so please pick up the
> remaining patches that don't need changing to reduce the amount of mail.

Note, I can't take drivers/staging/media/ patches, those go through the
v4l maintainer's tree.  So I've taken the non-media patches from this
series now.


greg k-h

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