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Date:   Sat, 13 Feb 2021 10:17:29 -0800
From:   Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:     Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>,
        Matti Vaittinen <matti.vaittinen@...rohmeurope.com>,
        mazziesaccount@...il.com
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        MyungJoo Ham <myungjoo.ham@...sung.com>,
        Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@...sung.com>,
        Andy Gross <agross@...nel.org>,
        Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@...aro.org>,
        Jean Delvare <jdelvare@...e.com>,
        Mark Gross <mgross@...ux.intel.com>,
        Sebastian Reichel <sre@...nel.org>,
        Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@...e.org>,
        Liam Girdwood <lgirdwood@...il.com>,
        Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>,
        Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@...ux-watchdog.org>,
        Saravana Kannan <saravanak@...gle.com>,
        Heikki Krogerus <heikki.krogerus@...ux.intel.com>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <jroedel@...e.de>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@...libre.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hwmon@...r.kernel.org, platform-driver-x86@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-pm@...r.kernel.org, linux-watchdog@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/7] drivers: base: Add resource managed version of
 delayed work init

On 2/13/21 7:59 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 2/13/21 4:27 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> On 2/13/21 7:03 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>>>
>>> I think something like this should work:
>>>
>>> static int devm_delayed_work_autocancel(struct device *dev, struct delayed_work *w,
>>> 					void (*worker)(struct work_struct *work)) {
>>> 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(w, worker);
>>> 	return devm_add_action(dev, (void (*action)(void *))cancel_delayed_work_sync, w);
>>> }
>>>
>>> I'm not sure about the cast, that may need something like this instead:
>>>
>>> typedef void (*devm_action_func)(void *);
>>>
>>> static int devm_delayed_work_autocancel(struct device *dev, struct delayed_work *w,
>>> 					void (*worker)(struct work_struct *work)) {
>>> 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(w, worker);
>>> 	return devm_add_action(dev, (devm_action_func)cancel_delayed_work_sync, w);
>>
>> Unfortunately, you can not type cast function pointers in C. It is against the C ABI.
>> I am sure it is done in a few places in the kernel anyway, but those are wrong.
> 
> I see, bummer.
> 
>> This is the reason why many calls to devm_add_action() point to functions such as
>>
>> static void visconti_clk_disable_unprepare(void *data)
>> {
>>         clk_disable_unprepare(data);
>> }
>>
>> which could otherwise be handled using typecasts.
> 
> Hmm, wouldn't something like this be a candidate for adding a:
> 
> devm_clk_prepare_enable() helper?
> 
> This seems better then having the driver(s) make + error check separate
> clk_prepare_enable() + devm_add_action_or_reset() calls ?
> 

I don't really want to go there anymore. The maintainer rejected it several times.

Guenter

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