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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] driver core/platform: don't leak memory allocated for dma_mask
On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 06:41:21PM +0200, Emil Goode wrote:
> @@ -211,6 +215,7 @@ struct platform_device *platform_device_alloc(const char *name, int id)
> strcpy(pa->name, name);
> pa->pdev.name = pa->name;
> pa->pdev.id = id;
> + pa->pdev.dev.dma_mask = &pa->dma_mask;

There is code in the kernel which, rightly or wrongly, checks whether
dev->dma_mask is NULL to determine whether the device can do any kind
of DMA. The above results in devices allocated via this interface
always having this member set, which is a change of core kernel behaviour.

How sure are you that this will not break anything?

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