Re: [PATCH] pwm: Fill in missing .owner fields

From: Thierry Reding
Date: Wed Jun 12 2013 - 15:59:28 EST

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 05:05:18PM +0530, Sachin Kamat wrote:
> Hi Thierry,
> On 12 June 2013 16:59, Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Some drivers don't set the .owner fields of the struct device_driver or
> > struct pwm_ops, which causes the module usage count to become wrong.
> Recently a patch [1] was added to solve this issue of missing .owner
> fileds in struct platform_driver.

Yes I saw that, but thought it might be good to initialize them anyway.
Especially since a couple of the drivers are I2C and I believe there's
no similar patch for those. It shouldn't be difficult to come up with
the corresponding patch, though.

I wonder if it'd make sense to remove all the explicit assignments of
.owner = THIS_MODULE in platform drivers once the patch you mentioned
has been merged. Cc'ing Greg to find out what he thinks about it.

> Probably something similar could be done for struct pwm_ops too?

Possibly. The issue isn't quite as bad in the PWM subsystem since I'm
now aware of the problem and will look for it specifically in the
future. It's a different matter for struct device_driver since that's
used all over the place.


> [1]
> --
> With warm regards,
> Sachin

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