[PATCH v2] powerpc/512x: lpbfifo: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Wed Jul 12 00:31:45 AEST 2023

The .remove() callback for a platform driver returns an int which makes
many driver authors wrongly assume it's possible to do error handling by
returning an error code. However the value returned is ignored (apart
from emitting a warning) and this typically results in resource leaks.
To improve here there is a quest to make the remove callback return
void. In the first step of this quest all drivers are converted to
.remove_new() which already returns void. Eventually after all drivers
are converted, .remove_new() is renamed to .remove().

Trivially convert this driver from always returning zero in the remove
callback to the void returning variant.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de>
Changes since (implicit) v1:

 - provide an actually compilable patch :-\

Best regards

 arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_lpbfifo.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_lpbfifo.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_lpbfifo.c
index 1bfb29574caa..c1e981649bd9 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_lpbfifo.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/512x/mpc512x_lpbfifo.c
@@ -477,7 +477,7 @@ static int mpc512x_lpbfifo_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	return ret;
-static int mpc512x_lpbfifo_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static void mpc512x_lpbfifo_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	unsigned long flags;
 	struct dma_device *dma_dev = lpbfifo.chan->device;
@@ -494,8 +494,6 @@ static int mpc512x_lpbfifo_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	free_irq(lpbfifo.irq, &pdev->dev);
-	return 0;
 static const struct of_device_id mpc512x_lpbfifo_match[] = {
@@ -506,7 +504,7 @@ MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(of, mpc512x_lpbfifo_match);
 static struct platform_driver mpc512x_lpbfifo_driver = {
 	.probe = mpc512x_lpbfifo_probe,
-	.remove = mpc512x_lpbfifo_remove,
+	.remove_new = mpc512x_lpbfifo_remove,
 	.driver = {
 		.name = DRV_NAME,
 		.of_match_table = mpc512x_lpbfifo_match,

base-commit: 06c2afb862f9da8dc5efa4b6076a0e48c3fbaaa5

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