[PATCH 4/5] iio: light: lm3533-als: remove explicit parent assignment
alexandru.Ardelean at analog.com
Fri May 29 21:08:38 AEST 2020
On Fri, 2020-05-29 at 12:16 +0200, Johan Hovold wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:22:07AM +0300, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:
> > This assignment is the more peculiar of the bunch as it assigns the parent
> > of the platform-device's device (i.e. pdev->dev.parent) as the IIO device's
> > parent.
> > It's unclear whether this is intentional or not.
> > Hence it is in it's own patch.
> Yeah, we have a few mfd drivers whose child drivers registers their
> class devices directly under the parent mfd device rather than the
> corresponding child platform device.
> Since it's done consistently I think you need to update them all if you
> really want to change this.
> And it may not be worth it since at least in theory someone could now be
> relying on this topology.
Thanks for the feedback.
I guess, it could make sense to do here:
That would make it slightly more consistent.
i.e. the life-time of the object would be attached to the parent of the platform
device, versus the platform-device.
Currently, as it is, the allocation [of the IIO device] is tied the platform-
device, and the IIO registration to the parent (of the platform-device).
I'm not super-familiar with the internals here, but does this sound a bit wrong?
Is there a chance where the IIO device could be de-allocated, while registered?
> > Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean at analog.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c | 1 -
> > 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> > diff --git a/drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c b/drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c
> > index bc196c212881..0f380ec8d30c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c
> > +++ b/drivers/iio/light/lm3533-als.c
> > @@ -852,7 +852,6 @@ static int lm3533_als_probe(struct platform_device
> > *pdev)
> > indio_dev->channels = lm3533_als_channels;
> > indio_dev->num_channels = ARRAY_SIZE(lm3533_als_channels);
> > indio_dev->name = dev_name(&pdev->dev);
> > - indio_dev->dev.parent = pdev->dev.parent;
> > indio_dev->modes = INDIO_DIRECT_MODE;
> > als = iio_priv(indio_dev);
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