[PATCH v3 7/7] drivers: soc: Add support for Exynos PMU driver

Krzysztof Kozlowski k.kozlowski at samsung.com
Thu Nov 5 16:47:37 PST 2015

On 05.11.2015 14:31, Pankaj Dubey wrote:
> Hi Krzysztof,
> On Tuesday 03 November 2015 07:52 AM, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> 1. Please reorder the exynos_sys_powerdown_conf() to be after the
>> statics. I am thinking also about adding EXPORT_SYMBOL... but maybe this
>> would be over-thinking.
> I could not understand your point of reordering, will you please explain
> this.

Usually static functions are put at beginning of a file and the
externally linkable ones (including exportable) are at the end. This
allows quick finding of what is exported by this unit.

Mixing static-nonstatic-static brings confusion/

This is a driver so everything except it is static, so I see two choices:
1. Put it in front, just after pmu_context definition.
2. Put it in back, just before the probe.

>> 2. I think the proper location of everything is drivers/power/reset/.
>> Although I don't have strong opinion.
> There has been discussion about the proper location for this driver,
> initial attempt was done in "drivers/mfd" folder but then we realized
> that this driver is not exactly fitting in MFD category.
> There was suggestion from Catalin Marinas [1], [2] to move it to
> "drivers/power" or a more suitable place other than mfd. As I received
> comments from Bartlomiej [3] and other members also (sorry I could not
> produce all links as it was quite more than a year back), I feel driver
> is very much SoC specific and hence decided to move it here.
> 1: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/4/28/879
> 2:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2014-April/252018.html
> 3:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2014-April/244690.html

In drivers/power/reset there are already very-SoC-specific reset
handlers. All of them are non-reusable outside of some SoC family.
However I don't think it really matters - both locations (soc and power)
seem fine to me.

Looking at Bart's comments I see that you did not resolve all of them.
One was left:
"what happens if exynos_sys_powerdown_conf() is called
while there are no platform devices binded to a driver but driver itself
is loaded."

Looking at the code NULL pointer exception will happen on pmu_context

Best regards,

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