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SubjectRe: [PATCH] thermal: tegra: delete unneeded of_node_put


On Mon, 17 Jul 2017, Jon Hunter wrote:

>
> On 15/07/17 09:42, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > Device node iterators perform an of_node_put on each iteration, so putting
> > an of_node_put before a continue results in a double put.
> >
> > The semantic match that finds this problem is as follows
> > (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr):
> >
> > // <smpl>
> > @@
> > expression e1;
> > local idexpression child;
> > iterator name for_each_child_of_node;
> > @@
> >
> > for_each_child_of_node(e1,child) {
> > ... when != of_node_get(child)
> > * of_node_put(child);
> > ...
> > * continue;
> > }
> > // </smpl>
> >
> > Furthermore, the call to thermal_of_cooling_device_register immediately
> > calls __thermal_cooling_device_register with the same arguments. The
> > latter function stores the device node argument, which is the second
> > argument of for_each_child_of_node, in the returned thermal_cooling_device
> > structure. This returned structure is then stored in the cdev field of
> > stc. Thus it seems that the second argument of for_each_child_of_node
> > escapes the scope of the for_each_child_of_node, so an explicit of_node_get
> > on success of thermal_of_cooling_device_register is also needed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>
> >
> > ---
> > drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c b/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > index 7d2db23..10f4fdd 100644
> > --- a/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > +++ b/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > @@ -1014,7 +1014,6 @@ static void soctherm_init_hw_throt_cdev(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > tcd = thermal_of_cooling_device_register(np_stcc,
> > (char *)name, ts,
> > &throt_cooling_ops);
> > - of_node_put(np_stcc);
> > if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(tcd)) {
> > dev_err(dev,
> > "throttle-cfg: %s: failed to register cooling device\n",
> > @@ -1022,6 +1021,7 @@ static void soctherm_init_hw_throt_cdev(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > continue;
> > }
> >
> > + of_node_get(np_stcc);
> > stc->cdev = tcd;
> > stc->init = true;
> > }
>
> Thanks for fixing this. However, I am wondering if it is better for the
> 'of_node_get' to be placed within the
> thermal_of_cooling_device_register() function as it seems a bit odd if
> the caller needs to know that this is being stored for later use.
>
> Also, taking a quick look, I see a couple other drivers calling
> thermal_of_cooling_device_register() and they are also not calling
> of_node_get on success. So it maybe easier to fix placing it in the
> thermal_of_cooling_device_register() function.

I'm not an expert, but I had the impression that from some call sites, the
get would have been done already, because the argument is already stored
in some structure. I can check more exhaustively.

julia


>
> Cheers
> Jon
>
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