Re: [PATCH 00/15] PCI: Convert to platform remove callback returning void

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Hello Bjorn,

On Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 08:31:53PM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> this series adapts the platform drivers below drivers/pci to use the
> .remove_new() callback. Compared to the traditional .remove() callback
> .remove_new() returns no value. This is a good thing because the driver core
> doesn't (and cannot) cope for errors during remove. The only effect of a
> non-zero return value in .remove() is that the driver core emits a warning. The
> device is removed anyhow and an early return from .remove() usually yields a
> resource leak.
> By changing the remove callback to return void driver authors cannot
> reasonably assume any more that there is some kind of cleanup later.
> All drivers were easy to convert as they all returned zero in their
> remove callback. Only for iproc the conversion wasn't trivial, the other
> were converted using coccinelle.
> There are no interdependencies between these patches. So even if there
> are some concerns for individual patches, I ask you to apply the
> remaining set. Then I only have to care for the review feedback of the
> refused patches. (Having said that I don't expect any serious objection,
> just things like squashing or separating patches, or maybe I picked a
> wrong subject prefix.)

These patches wait for application for quite some time now. They apply
just fine to v6.4-rc1 and next/master. Would be great to get them in
during the next merge window and ideally give them some time in next

Best regards

Pengutronix e.K.                           | Uwe Kleine-König            |
Industrial Linux Solutions                 | |

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