Re: [PATCH] Revert "backlight: pwm: Handle EPROBE_DEFER while requesting the PWM"

From: Robert Jarzmik
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 15:35:22 EST

Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarzmik@xxxxxxx> writes:

> This reverts commit 68feaca0b13e453aa14ee064c1736202b48b342f.
> This commit breaks legacy platforms, for which :
> (a) no pwm table is added (legacy platforms)
> (b) in this case, in pwm_get(), pmw_lookup_list is empty, and therefore
> chosen == NULL, and therefore pwm_get() returns NULL, and pwm_get()
> returns -EPROBE_DEFER
> (c) as a consequence, this code is unreachable in pwm_bl.c :
> if (IS_ERR(pb->pwm)) {
> ret = PTR_ERR(pb->pwm);
> dev_info(&pdev->dev, "%s:%d(): %d\n", __func__, __LINE__, ret);
> if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER)
> goto err_alloc;
> dev_err(&pdev->dev, "unable to request PWM, trying legacy API\n");
> pb->legacy = true;
> pb->pwm = pwm_request(data->pwm_id, "pwm-backlight");
> As this code is unreachable, all legacy platforms relying on pwm_id are
> broken, amongst which pxa have been tested as broken.
> Signed-off-by: Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarzmik@xxxxxxx>
Thierry, would you have a look please ?
As I said before, all legacy platform relying on pwm_id are broken. I'd like to
be sure this lands in the next -rc series.


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