Commit c2c1659b authored by Thomas Petazzoni's avatar Thomas Petazzoni Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

serial: mvebu-uart: free the IRQ in ->shutdown()

As suggested by the serial port infrastructure documentation, the IRQ is
requested in ->startup(). However, it is never freed in the ->shutdown()

With simple systems that open the serial port once for all and always
have at least one process that keep the serial port opened, there was no
problem. But with a more complicated system (*cough* systemd *cough*),
the serial port is opened/closed many times, which at some point no
processes having the serial port open at all. Due to this ->startup()
gets called again, tries to request_irq() again, which fails.

Fixes: 30530791 ("serial: mvebu-uart: initial support for Armada-3700 serial port")
Cc: <>
Cc: Ofer Heifetz <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Petazzoni <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent a5938866
......@@ -300,6 +300,8 @@ static int mvebu_uart_startup(struct uart_port *port)
static void mvebu_uart_shutdown(struct uart_port *port)
writel(0, port->membase + UART_CTRL);
free_irq(port->irq, port);
static void mvebu_uart_set_termios(struct uart_port *port,
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