Re: [PATCH] net: phy: mdio_bus: add missing device_del() in mdiobus_register() error handling
From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Wed Jan 16 2019 - 10:44:45 EST
On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 04:18:55PM +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:48:29 +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx>
> > However, i wounder if it makes sense to add a label before the
> > existing device_del() at the end of the function, and convert this,
> > and the case above into a goto? That might scale better, avoiding the
> > same issue in the future?
> That's another option indeed.
> Hmm, now that I looked at it, I think we should use device_unregister()
> instead. device_unregister() does both device_del() and put_device().
device_unregister() does seem symmetrical with device_register() which
is what we are trying to undo.