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authorGuenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>2012-06-16 07:33:52 -0700
committerGuenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>2012-07-21 21:48:41 -0700
commit3fafb0ce92f13d14ba1c1340ac185e5c78fc7eae (patch)
treeebabc4fc5a7fd37b3bec10f7b7d4b4cd3622ee84 /Documentation/hwmon
parentd00985f3dd5339eb3068e53f5704ae007ee62f90 (diff)
hwmon: Document the use of devres functions
devres functions are the preferred means to allocate resources in hwmon drivers. Document it. Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> Acked-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
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@@ -70,6 +70,9 @@ increase the chances of your change being accepted.
review more difficult. It may also result in code which is more complicated
than necessary. Use inline functions or just regular functions instead.
+* Use devres functions whenever possible to allocate resources. For rationale
+ and supported functions, please see Documentation/driver-model/devres.txt.
* If the driver has a detect function, make sure it is silent. Debug messages
and messages printed after a successful detection are acceptable, but it
must not print messages such as "Chip XXX not found/supported".