[PATCH v2 1/5] power: domain: add pm_genpd_exit

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Dec 9 02:54:57 PST 2015

On Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 11:47:58AM +0100, Alexander Aring wrote:
> Example: the error case is while probing, how we react on a -EBUSY there
> "in an error case" -> simple ignore it? But then nobody see that the use
> of this function is wrong.

The proper way to deal with functionality that can only be registered
but never removed is to report the error, but never fail during probing,
and never allow removal (empty removal function.)

If you return a failure code during probe, you end up in an inconsistent
situation where you have facilities registered, but resources that those
facilities require will be undone when probe() returns a failure, and
that can potentially lead to kernel oops or scribbling over someone
elses device or memory.

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