On Wed, 7 Mar 2018 22:46:14 +0530
arvindY <arvind.yadav...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> diff --git a/drivers/ssb/main.c b/drivers/ssb/main.c
> >> index 65420a9..c4449e0 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/ssb/main.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/ssb/main.c
> >> @@ -521,6 +521,7 @@ static int ssb_devices_register(struct ssb_bus *bus)
> >>                    ssb_err("Could not register %s\n", dev_name(dev));
> >>                    /* Set dev to NULL to not unregister
> >>                     * dev on error unwinding. */
> >> +                  put_device(dev);
> >>                    sdev->dev = NULL;
> >>                    kfree(devwrap);
> >>                    goto error;  
> >
> > I don't think this is correct.
> > The dev structure is allocated as part of devwrap, which is freed here.
> >
> > Why do you think we need put_device here?
> >  
> Yes this patch is not correct, We must not use kfree() after you called 
> device_register() (even
> if it was not successful!) -- see the comment for device_register().
> I will delete kfree() and send updated patch.


Is device_put() going to call ssb_release_dev() to free the structure?

Can you please elaborate on why device_put() must be used? The comment
is not really of any use here.

-- 
Michael

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