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[2/2] remoteproc: remove the now-redundant kref

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Ohad Ben-Cohen July 2, 2012, 8:52 a.m. UTC
On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> On 05/30/12 05:38, Ohad Ben-Cohen wrote:
>> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>>>> -     /* the rproc will only be released after its refcount drops to zero */
>>>> -     kref_put(&rproc->refcount, rproc_release);
>>>> +     /* unroll rproc_alloc. TODO: we may want to let the users do that */
>>>> +     put_device(&rproc->dev);
>>> Yes I think we want rproc_free() to actually call put_device() the last
>>> time and free the resources.
>> Yeah that was one of the options I considered.
>>
>> In general, we have three options here:
>> 1. Remove this last put_device invocation, and require users to call
>> rproc_free() even after they call rproc_unregister().
>> 2. Let rproc_unregister() still do this, by calling rproc_free().
>> 3. Let rproc_unregister() still do this, by invoking put_device().
>>
>> I think that (1) looks better since it makes the interface symmetric
>> and straight forward.
>>
>> (2) and (3) may be simper because users only need to call
>> rproc_unregister and that's it.
>>
>> I eventually decided against (1) because I was concerned it will only
>> confuse users at this point.
>>
>> But if you think that (1) is nicer too then maybe we should go ahead
>> and do that change.
>
> Option 1 is nicer and it also follows the model other subsystems have
> put forth such as the input subsystem.

From 0fbf3004c1a52ae4c0554366409a2bfe401801ef Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:41:16 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] remoteproc: simplify unregister/free interfaces

Simplify the unregister/free interfaces, and make them easier
to understand and use, by moving to a symmetric and consistent
alloc() -> register() -> unregister() -> free() flow.

To create and register an rproc instance, one needed to invoke
rproc_alloc() followed by rproc_register().

To unregister and free an rproc instance, one now needs to invoke
rproc_unregister() followed by rproc_free().

Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org>
Signed-off-by: Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>
---
 Documentation/remoteproc.txt         | 21 ++++++++-------------
 drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c |  5 ++++-
 drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c | 25 ++++++++-----------------
 3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)

 {
@@ -1558,19 +1557,14 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(rproc_free);
  * rproc_unregister() - unregister a remote processor
  * @rproc: rproc handle to unregister
  *
- * Unregisters a remote processor, and decrements its refcount.
- * If its refcount drops to zero, then @rproc will be freed. If not,
- * it will be freed later once the last reference is dropped.
- *
  * This function should be called when the platform specific rproc
  * implementation decides to remove the rproc device. it should
  * _only_ be called if a previous invocation of rproc_register()
  * has completed successfully.
  *
- * After rproc_unregister() returns, @rproc is _not_ valid anymore and
- * it shouldn't be used. More specifically, don't call rproc_free()
- * or try to directly free @rproc after rproc_unregister() returns;
- * none of these are needed, and calling them is a bug.
+ * After rproc_unregister() returns, @rproc isn't freed yet, because
+ * of the outstanding reference created by rproc_alloc. To decrement that
+ * one last refcount, one still needs to call rproc_free().
  *
  * Returns 0 on success and -EINVAL if @rproc isn't valid.
  */
@@ -1593,9 +1587,6 @@ int rproc_unregister(struct rproc *rproc)

 	device_del(&rproc->dev);

-	/* unroll rproc_alloc. TODO: we may want to let the users do that */
-	put_device(&rproc->dev);
-
 	return 0;
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(rproc_unregister);

Comments

Russell King - ARM Linux July 2, 2012, 8:59 a.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 11:52:27AM +0300, Ohad Ben-Cohen wrote:
> Simplify the unregister/free interfaces, and make them easier
> to understand and use, by moving to a symmetric and consistent
> alloc() -> register() -> unregister() -> free() flow.

The naming in the driver model is:

alloc() -> add() -> del() -> put()

where alloc() is an allocation + initialization, and

register() -> unregister()

where register() is initialization + add() and
unregister() is del() + put().
Ohad Ben-Cohen July 2, 2012, 9:05 a.m. UTC | #2
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 11:52:27AM +0300, Ohad Ben-Cohen wrote:
>> Simplify the unregister/free interfaces, and make them easier
>> to understand and use, by moving to a symmetric and consistent
>> alloc() -> register() -> unregister() -> free() flow.
>
> The naming in the driver model is:
>
> alloc() -> add() -> del() -> put()
>
> where alloc() is an allocation + initialization, and
>
> register() -> unregister()
>
> where register() is initialization + add() and
> unregister() is del() + put().

I wasn't sure if it'd help to adopt the driver model's naming, but I
guess it just might do, so I'll do that.

Thanks!
Ohad Ben-Cohen July 15, 2012, 10:10 a.m. UTC | #3
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com> wrote:
> From 0fbf3004c1a52ae4c0554366409a2bfe401801ef Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>
> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:41:16 +0300
> Subject: [PATCH] remoteproc: simplify unregister/free interfaces
>
> Simplify the unregister/free interfaces, and make them easier
> to understand and use, by moving to a symmetric and consistent
> alloc() -> register() -> unregister() -> free() flow.
>
> To create and register an rproc instance, one needed to invoke
> rproc_alloc() followed by rproc_register().
>
> To unregister and free an rproc instance, one now needs to invoke
> rproc_unregister() followed by rproc_free().
>
> Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org>
> Signed-off-by: Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/remoteproc.txt         | 21 ++++++++-------------
>  drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c |  5 ++++-
>  drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c | 25 ++++++++-----------------
>  3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/remoteproc.txt b/Documentation/remoteproc.txt
index 70a048c..ad6ded4 100644
--- a/Documentation/remoteproc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/remoteproc.txt
@@ -120,14 +120,14 @@  int dummy_rproc_example(struct rproc *my_rproc)
       On success, the new rproc is returned, and on failure, NULL.

       Note: _never_ directly deallocate @rproc, even if it was not registered
-      yet. Instead, if you just need to unroll rproc_alloc(), use rproc_free().
+      yet. Instead, when you need to unroll rproc_alloc(), use rproc_free().

   void rproc_free(struct rproc *rproc)
     - Free an rproc handle that was allocated by rproc_alloc.
-      This function should _only_ be used if @rproc was only allocated,
-      but not registered yet.
-      If @rproc was already successfully registered (by calling
-      rproc_register()), then use rproc_unregister() instead.
+      This function essentially unrolls rproc_alloc(), by decrementing the
+      rproc's refcount. It doesn't directly free rproc; that would happen
+      only if there are no other references to rproc and its refcount now
+      dropped to zero.

   int rproc_register(struct rproc *rproc)
     - Register @rproc with the remoteproc framework, after it has been
@@ -143,19 +143,14 @@  int dummy_rproc_example(struct rproc *my_rproc)
       probed.

   int rproc_unregister(struct rproc *rproc)
-    - Unregister a remote processor, and decrement its refcount.
-      If its refcount drops to zero, then @rproc will be freed. If not,
-      it will be freed later once the last reference is dropped.
-
+    - Unroll rproc_register().
       This function should be called when the platform specific rproc
       implementation decides to remove the rproc device. it should
       _only_ be called if a previous invocation of rproc_register()
       has completed successfully.

-      After rproc_unregister() returns, @rproc is _not_ valid anymore and
-      it shouldn't be used. More specifically, don't call rproc_free()
-      or try to directly free @rproc after rproc_unregister() returns;
-      none of these are needed, and calling them is a bug.
+      After rproc_unregister() returns, @rproc is still valid, and its
+      last refcount should be decremented by calling rproc_free().

       Returns 0 on success and -EINVAL if @rproc isn't valid.

diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c
b/drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c
index f45230c..0f1afc9 100644
--- a/drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c
+++ b/drivers/remoteproc/omap_remoteproc.c
@@ -214,7 +214,10 @@  static int __devexit omap_rproc_remove(struct
platform_device *pdev)
 {
 	struct rproc *rproc = platform_get_drvdata(pdev);

-	return rproc_unregister(rproc);
+	rproc_unregister(rproc);
+	rproc_free(rproc);
+
+	return 0;
 }

 static struct platform_driver omap_rproc_driver = {
diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
index c0c0311..ac2d7163 100644
--- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
+++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
@@ -1485,7 +1485,7 @@  static struct device_type rproc_type = {
  * On success the new rproc is returned, and on failure, NULL.
  *
  * Note: _never_ directly deallocate @rproc, even if it was not registered
- * yet. Instead, if you just need to unroll rproc_alloc(), use rproc_free().
+ * yet. Instead, when you need to unroll rproc_alloc(), use rproc_free().
  */
 struct rproc *rproc_alloc(struct device *dev, const char *name,
 				const struct rproc_ops *ops,
@@ -1539,14 +1539,13 @@  struct rproc *rproc_alloc(struct device *dev,
const char *name,
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(rproc_alloc);

 /**
- * rproc_free() - free an rproc handle that was allocated by rproc_alloc
+ * rproc_free() - unroll rproc_alloc()
  * @rproc: the remote processor handle
  *
- * This function should _only_ be used if @rproc was only allocated,
- * but not registered yet.
+ * This function decrements the rproc dev refcount.
  *
- * If @rproc was already successfully registered (by calling rproc_register()),
- * then use rproc_unregister() instead.
+ * If no one holds any reference to rproc anymore, then its refcount would
+ * now drop to zero, and it would be freed.
  */
 void rproc_free(struct rproc *rproc)