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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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