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From 9d9b3ae718392574d2f293d76e51310159da9320 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Lukas Wunner <>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 14:25:02 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] spi: pxa2xx: Fix controller unregister order
commit 32e5b57232c0411e7dea96625c415510430ac079 upstream.
The PXA2xx SPI driver uses devm_spi_register_controller() on bind.
As a consequence, on unbind, __device_release_driver() first invokes
pxa2xx_spi_remove() before unregistering the SPI controller via
This order is incorrect: pxa2xx_spi_remove() disables the chip,
rendering the SPI bus inaccessible even though the SPI controller is
still registered. When the SPI controller is subsequently unregistered,
it unbinds all its slave devices. Because their drivers cannot access
the SPI bus, e.g. to quiesce interrupts, the slave devices may be left
in an improper state.
As a rule, devm_spi_register_controller() must not be used if the
->remove() hook performs teardown steps which shall be performed after
unregistering the controller and specifically after unbinding of slaves.
Fix by reverting to the non-devm variant of spi_register_controller().
An alternative approach would be to use device-managed functions for all
steps in pxa2xx_spi_remove(), e.g. by calling devm_add_action_or_reset()
on probe. However that approach would add more LoC to the driver and
it wouldn't lend itself as well to backporting to stable.
The improper use of devm_spi_register_controller() was introduced in 2013
by commit a807fcd090d6 ("spi: pxa2xx: use devm_spi_register_master()"),
but all earlier versions of the driver going back to 2006 were likewise
broken because they invoked spi_unregister_master() at the end of
pxa2xx_spi_remove(), rather than at the beginning.
Fixes: e0c9905e87ac ("[PATCH] SPI: add PXA2xx SSP SPI Driver")
Signed-off-by: Lukas Wunner <>
Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <>
Cc: # v2.6.17+
Cc: Tsuchiya Yuto <>
Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi-pxa2xx.c b/drivers/spi/spi-pxa2xx.c
index 4f23ccbe1e1b..eb581162bfc3 100644
--- a/drivers/spi/spi-pxa2xx.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/spi-pxa2xx.c
@@ -1866,7 +1866,7 @@ static int pxa2xx_spi_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
/* Register with the SPI framework */
platform_set_drvdata(pdev, drv_data);
- status = devm_spi_register_controller(&pdev->dev, controller);
+ status = spi_register_controller(controller);
if (status != 0) {
dev_err(&pdev->dev, "problem registering spi controller\n");
goto out_error_pm_runtime_enabled;
@@ -1902,6 +1902,8 @@ static int pxa2xx_spi_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
+ spi_unregister_controller(drv_data->controller);
/* Disable the SSP at the peripheral and SOC level */
pxa2xx_spi_write(drv_data, SSCR0, 0);