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Date:	Thu,  3 Apr 2014 15:32:17 +0100
From:	Charles Keepax <>
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] regulator: core: Get and put regulator of_node

Currently the regulator core does not take an additional reference to
the of_node it is passed. This means that the caller must ensure that
the of_node is valid for the duration of the regulator's existance.
It is reasonable for the framework to assume it is passed a valid
of_node but seems onerous for it to assume the caller will keep the node
valid for the life-time of the regulator, especially when
devm_regulator_register is used and there will likely be no code in the
driver called at the point it would be safe to put the of_node.

This patch adds an additional of_node_get when the regulator is
registered and an of_node_put when it is unregistered in the core. This
means individual drivers are free to put their of_node references at the
end of probe letting the regulator core handling it from there. This
simplifies code on the driver side.

Signed-off-by: Charles Keepax <>
 drivers/regulator/core.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/regulator/core.c b/drivers/regulator/core.c
index bac485a..5a673f6 100644
--- a/drivers/regulator/core.c
+++ b/drivers/regulator/core.c
@@ -3447,7 +3447,7 @@ regulator_register(const struct regulator_desc *regulator_desc,
 	/* register with sysfs */
 	rdev->dev.class = &regulator_class;
-	rdev->dev.of_node = config->of_node;
+	rdev->dev.of_node = of_node_get(config->of_node);
 	rdev->dev.parent = dev;
 	dev_set_name(&rdev->dev, "regulator.%d",
 		     atomic_inc_return(&regulator_no) - 1);
@@ -3589,6 +3589,7 @@ void regulator_unregister(struct regulator_dev *rdev)
+	of_node_put(rdev->dev.of_node);

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