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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/13] backlight: tosa_bl: use devm_ functions
On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 10:43:07AM +0400, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 6:30 AM, Jingoo Han <> wrote:

> > The devm_ functions allocate memory that is released when a driver
> > detaches. This patch uses devm_kzalloc of these functions.

> Strictly speaking I see no point in this changes. There are no
> 'missing free' problems
> in these drivers, the code path is clean enough. Is devm_kzalloc usage some kind
> of policy, or it is just a future-proof change?

It does provide robustness against future changes and it's also the more
current style; if nothing else it helps anyone who wants to go and audit
for leaks.

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