[PATCH v3 0/7] nvmem/gpio: fix resource management

From: Bartosz Golaszewski
Date: Wed Feb 19 2020 - 04:22:40 EST

From: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

This series addresses a couple problems with memory management in nvmem

First we fix a memory leak introduced in this release cycle. Next we extend
the GPIO framework to use reference counting for GPIO descriptors. We then
use it to fix the resource management problem with the write-protect pin.

Finally we add some readability tweaks and a comment clearing up some
confusion about resource management.

While the memory leak with wp-gpios is now in mainline - I'm not sure how
to go about applying the kref patch. This is theoretically a new feature
but it's also the cleanest way of fixing the problem.

v1 -> v2:
- make gpiod_ref() helper return
- reorganize the series for easier merging
- fix another memory leak

v2 -> v3:
- drop incorrect patches
- add a patch adding a comment about resource management
- extend the GPIO kref patch: only increment the reference count if the
descriptor is associated with a requested line

Bartosz Golaszewski (6):
nvmem: fix memory leak in error path
gpiolib: use kref in gpio_desc
nvmem: increase the reference count of a gpio passed over config
nvmem: remove a stray newline in nvmem_register()
nvmem: add a newline for readability
nvmem: add a comment about resource management

Khouloud Touil (1):
nvmem: release the write-protect pin

drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
drivers/gpio/gpiolib.h | 1 +
drivers/nvmem/core.c | 17 +++++++++++++----
include/linux/gpio/consumer.h | 1 +
4 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)