On Wednesday 07 March 2018 11:08 PM, Michael Büsch wrote:
put_device() will call kobject_put(). By calling this, The kobject core
clean up all of the memory allocated with the kobject. Internally
kobject_put() will call
kobject_cleanup() which is responsible to call 'dev -> release' and also
kobject resources. we should always avoid kfree() if device_register()
returned an error.
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
@@ -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. */
sdev->dev = NULL;
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
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.
Otherwise it'll not do clean up of other kobject resources.