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SubjectRe: [PATCH} fix defect with kobject memory leaks during del_gendisk
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On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 23:23, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 04:02:06PM -0700, Steven Dake wrote:
> > Unfortunately it appears that del_gendisk uses kobject_del to delete the
> > kobject. If the kobject has a ktype release function, it is not called
> > in the kobject_del call path, but only in kobject_unregister.
>
> That's intentional. gendisks (like everything using kobjects) are
> reference counted and ->release is unly called after the last reference
> goes away, for gendisks that would be the last put_disk call.
>
> Unless you miss the put_disk call (which md certainly has) there's
> no memeory leak.
>
Thanks Christoph...

Looks like I'm barking up the wrong tree. Time to go fix up md :)

-steve
>

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