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   regulator: Mark supply_name const and duplicate it as such

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>From 0630b614391f8cbc35e837b4645ec8faaaa6465e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:07:14 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] regulator: Mark supply_name const and duplicate it as such

The supply_name member of struct regulator can be const as we
don't change it in the regulator core. Furthermore, when we copy
the supply name we can use kstrdup_const() here to avoid a copy
if the name is in the ro data section.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx>
 drivers/regulator/core.c     | 4 ++--
 drivers/regulator/internal.h | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/regulator/core.c b/drivers/regulator/core.c
index f20ad0a8fc38..49a0b6a2e237 100644
--- a/drivers/regulator/core.c
+++ b/drivers/regulator/core.c
@@ -1343,7 +1343,7 @@ static struct regulator *create_regulator(struct regulator_dev *rdev,
 			/* non-fatal */
 	} else {
-		regulator->supply_name = kstrdup(supply_name, GFP_KERNEL);
+		regulator->supply_name = kstrdup_const(supply_name, GFP_KERNEL);
 		if (regulator->supply_name == NULL)
 			goto overflow_err;
@@ -1799,7 +1799,7 @@ static void _regulator_put(struct regulator *regulator)
-	kfree(regulator->supply_name);
+	kfree_const(regulator->supply_name);
diff --git a/drivers/regulator/internal.h b/drivers/regulator/internal.h
index 1dd575b28564..66a8ea0c8386 100644
--- a/drivers/regulator/internal.h
+++ b/drivers/regulator/internal.h
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ struct regulator {
 	int uA_load;
 	int min_uV;
 	int max_uV;
-	char *supply_name;
+	const char *supply_name;
 	struct device_attribute dev_attr;
 	struct regulator_dev *rdev;
 	struct dentry *debugfs;