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[PATCH v4 4/5] clk: Assign module owner of a clock being registered

Subject: [PATCH v4 4/5] clk: Assign module owner of a clock being registered
From: Sylwester Nawrocki <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:19:48 +0200
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Assign module owner of a driver of a device passed to _clk_register()
and __clk_register() functions so the module_{get,put} calls in
__clk_get(), __clk_put() can have required effect.

Signed-off-by: Sylwester Nawrocki <>
Signed-off-by: Kyungmin Park <>
Initially I had an 'owner' field added to struct clk_init_data so it can
be set explicitly in clock providers.  But this required modifications
of all users of (devm_)clk_register() as struct clk_init_data instance
was in most cases an unitialized stack variable.  This would also require
adding yet another argument to various clk_register_* functions
registering the standard clocks.  So I went for assigning clk->owner from
dev->driver->owner.  The disadvantages are that dereferencing dev->driver
may be potentially unsafe when not holding struct device::mutex.  And
there might be cases where clk->owner will need to be NULL.  One option
is to set dev argument of clk_register_*() to NULL for that, but it
predates devm_*.

Presumably a requirement could be added that callers of clk_register*()
must ensure dev->driver won't change during a call to these functions ?
 drivers/clk/clk.c |    6 ++++++
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk.c b/drivers/clk/clk.c
index 8ccc1cd..cf5765a 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk.c
@@ -1799,6 +1799,10 @@ struct clk *__clk_register(struct device *dev, struct 
clk_hw *hw)
        clk->flags = hw->init->flags;
        clk->parent_names = hw->init->parent_names;
        clk->num_parents = hw->init->num_parents;
+       if (dev && dev->driver)
+               clk->owner = dev->driver->owner;
+       else
+               clk->owner = NULL;
        ret = __clk_init(dev, clk);
        if (ret)
@@ -1819,6 +1823,8 @@ static int _clk_register(struct device *dev, struct 
clk_hw *hw, struct clk *clk)
                goto fail_name;
        clk->ops = hw->init->ops;
+       if (dev && dev->driver)
+               clk->owner = dev->driver->owner;
        clk->hw = hw;
        clk->flags = hw->init->flags;
        clk->num_parents = hw->init->num_parents;

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