[PATCH 2/2] tty: hvc: hvc_opal: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Mon Nov 6 08:44:09 AEDT 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() will be 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>
 drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
index 8995b253cf90..2cdf66e395cc 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ static int hvc_opal_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
 	return 0;
-static int hvc_opal_remove(struct platform_device *dev)
+static void hvc_opal_remove(struct platform_device *dev)
 	struct hvc_struct *hp = dev_get_drvdata(&dev->dev);
 	int termno;
@@ -242,13 +242,11 @@ static int hvc_opal_remove(struct platform_device *dev)
 	if (hvc_opal_privs[termno] != &hvc_opal_boot_priv)
 	hvc_opal_privs[termno] = NULL;
-	return 0;
 static struct platform_driver hvc_opal_driver = {
 	.probe		= hvc_opal_probe,
-	.remove		= hvc_opal_remove,
+	.remove_new	= hvc_opal_remove,
 	.driver		= {
 		.name	= hvc_opal_name,
 		.of_match_table	= hvc_opal_match,

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