[PATCH 00/31] phy: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

Vinod Koul vkoul at kernel.org
Mon Mar 20 04:38:27 PDT 2023

On 07-03-23, 12:58, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
> this patch series adapts the platform drivers below drivers/phy 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 drivers/spmi returned zero unconditionally in their remove
> callback, so they could all be converted trivially to .remove_new().
> Note that this series depends on commit 5c5a7680e67b ("platform: Provide
> a remove callback that returns no value") which is included in v6.3-rc1.

Applied, thanks


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