Re: [PATCH] regulator: palmas: fix pdata ptr not be updated afterit has been allocated

From: Stephen Warren
Date: Wed Jul 24 2013 - 13:22:27 EST

On 07/24/2013 09:28 AM, Rhyland Klein wrote:
> The pmic platform data wasn't updated to dev.platform_data after it had
> been allocated. That can cause the driver crash when using it.
> This patch fixes the issue.
> We need to update the pdata pointer at the end of probe because if
> probe should fail for some reason, for instance if an in-supply
> isn't ready yet, then probe will defer. However, the pdata is allocated
> with devm, and so is freed when probe is deferred.

This looks wrong. If the module is removed and re-probed, then the pdata
pointer will still be set to a stale (free'd) value and hence not
re-allocated, but it will still be used.

This function shouldn't save the pdata in dev.platform_data, but rather
some data structure that has the same scope as probe()..remove(), for
example as a field in the drvdata struct, as set by dev_set_drvdata().
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