[PATCH net-next 06/10] net: wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Fri Nov 17 20:59:29 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/net/wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc.c b/drivers/net/wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc.c
index fd50bb313b92..605e70f7baac 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wan/fsl_ucc_hdlc.c
@@ -1259,7 +1259,7 @@ static int ucc_hdlc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	return ret;
-static int ucc_hdlc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
+static void ucc_hdlc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	struct ucc_hdlc_private *priv = dev_get_drvdata(&pdev->dev);
@@ -1277,8 +1277,6 @@ static int ucc_hdlc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	dev_info(&pdev->dev, "UCC based hdlc module removed\n");
-	return 0;
 static const struct of_device_id fsl_ucc_hdlc_of_match[] = {
@@ -1292,7 +1290,7 @@ MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(of, fsl_ucc_hdlc_of_match);
 static struct platform_driver ucc_hdlc_driver = {
 	.probe	= ucc_hdlc_probe,
-	.remove	= ucc_hdlc_remove,
+	.remove_new = ucc_hdlc_remove,
 	.driver	= {
 		.name		= DRV_NAME,
 		.pm		= HDLC_PM_OPS,

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