Re: [PATCH 3/3] gpio: Add reference counting for non-exclusive GPIOs

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Tue Nov 27 2018 - 05:51:11 EST

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 10:53 PM Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I suspect maybe the lesser evil is to bite the bullet, invent
> gpiod_get_from_of_node() which is the missing API (we currently
> only have devm_gpiod_get_from_of_node()) and simply
> fix up the converted regulator drivers to avoid devm_*
> retrieveal in the same manner as wm8994 (the already
> queued patch). This will make the regulator core own the
> refcounting as it does today.
> It's a bit unelegant but it's very straight forward and I know
> I can fix it up qucikly.

I cooked a series like this, just taking it for a ride on the
0day build server before sending it out.

Linus Walleij