On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 02:27:49PM +0530, Thomas Abraham wrote:
> On 14 August 2012 03:14, Guenter Roeck <li...@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > looking through SPI master drivers, I noticed that the following drivers 
> > call
> > spi_master_get() in their suspend and resume functions. Yet, there is no
> > matching call to spi_master_put(), meaning the reference count will increase
> > with each suspend/resume cycle.
> >         spi-coldfire-qspi.c
> >         spi-s3c64xx.c
> > Other SPI master drivers also support suspend and resume, but do not call
> > spi_master_get() in the suspend/resume functions. The spi-pl022 driver calls
> > spi_master_suspend() and spi_master_resume() like the above, but does not
> > call spi_master_get() either.
> >
> > This leads me to believe that the above drivers will hang on unload after a
> > suspend/resume cycle due to the extra references.
> >
> > Can someone please have a look and confirm if my understanding is correct ?
> > If so I'll send a set of patches to fix the problems.
> 
> For spi-s3c64xx.c, yes it does seem that the spi_master_get() and
> spi_master_put() calls are not balanced.  The probable change could be
> 
> -  struct spi_master *master = spi_master_get(dev_get_drvdata(dev));
> + struct spi_master *master = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
> 
Yes, that is what I thought.

Thanks,
Guenter
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