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authorGuennadi Liakhovetski <g.liakhovetski@pengutronix.de>2008-04-28 02:14:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-04-28 08:58:34 -0700
commit438d8908b379b6322fc3b28d45c9ebdddf58bc20 (patch)
treece9439dc8c7e5d9e80f514751fb3b4ce4e414233 /include/asm-generic
parent73fcdc9e15c27bb92595c611c8938a36645ea20d (diff)
gpiolib: better rmmod infrastructure
As long as one or more GPIOs on a gpio chip are used its driver should not be unloaded. The existing mechanism (gpiochip_remove failure) doesn't address that, since rmmod can no longer be made to fail by having the cleanup code report errors. Module usecounts are the solution. Assuming standard "initialize struct to zero" policies, this change won't affect SOC platform drivers. However, drivers for external chips (on I2C and SPI busses) should be updated if they can be built as modules. Signed-off-by: Guennadi Liakhovetski <g.liakhovetski@pengutronix.de> [ gpio_ensure_requested() needs to update module usecounts too ] Signed-off-by: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/asm-generic')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/gpio.h b/include/asm-generic/gpio.h
index f29a502f4a6..7e77b6ff45b 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/gpio.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/gpio.h
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
struct seq_file;
+struct module;
* struct gpio_chip - abstract a GPIO controller
@@ -48,6 +49,7 @@ struct seq_file;
struct gpio_chip {
char *label;
+ struct module *owner;
int (*direction_input)(struct gpio_chip *chip,
unsigned offset);