[Letux-kernel] [PATCH 2/5] input: twl6040-vibra: add handler to unregister input if module is removed

Dmitry Torokhov dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 09:57:05 CEST 2016

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 09:33:10AM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> > Am 18.04.2016 um 23:12 schrieb Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com>:
> > 
> > On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 09:55:38PM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> >> commit 1f9e1470ab34 ("Input: twl6040-vibra - use devm functions")
> >> 
> >> converted everything to devm but we still need to call
> >> input_unregister_device(info->input_dev)
> > 
> > No, this is not needed, because devm-managed input devices will be
> > unregistered automatically.
> Well, it would, if the current driver would use devm for registration. But it appears not to do it that way (line 375):
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/input/misc/twl6040-vibra.c?id=refs/tags/v4.6-rc4#n375
> So we either have to fix line 375 or add the proposed explicit unregister call.
> Research shows me that you did propose devm_input_register_device() some years ago but this API was never included:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/29/855

That's because we have what I mentioned in _OR_ portion of that email:

 * devm_input_allocate_device - allocate managed input device
 * @dev: device owning the input device being created
 * Returns prepared struct input_dev or %NULL.
 * Managed input devices do not need to be explicitly unregistered or
 * freed as it will be done automatically when owner device unbinds from
 * its driver (or binding fails). Once managed input device is allocated,
 * it is ready to be set up and registered in the same fashion as regular
 * input device. There are no special devm_input_device_[un]register()
 * variants, regular ones work with both managed and unmanaged devices,
 * should you need them. In most cases however, managed input device need
 * not be explicitly unregistered or freed.
 * NOTE: the owner device is set up as parent of input device and users
 * should not override it.



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