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SubjectRe: [PATCH 23/25] leds: convert Backlight emulation LED trigger driver to devm_kzalloc() and cleanup error exit path
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On Wed, 2012-07-04 at 13:10 +0800, Bryan Wu wrote:
> Cc: Rodolfo Giometti <giometti@linux.it>
> Signed-off-by: Bryan Wu <bryan.wu@canonical.com>
> ---
> drivers/leds/ledtrig-backlight.c | 10 +++-------
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/leds/ledtrig-backlight.c b/drivers/leds/ledtrig-backlight.c
> index b941685..3fa20a9 100644
> --- a/drivers/leds/ledtrig-backlight.c
> +++ b/drivers/leds/ledtrig-backlight.c
> @@ -101,7 +101,8 @@ static void bl_trig_activate(struct led_classdev *led)
>
> struct bl_trig_notifier *n;
>
> - n = kzalloc(sizeof(struct bl_trig_notifier), GFP_KERNEL);
> + n = devm_kzalloc(led->dev, sizeof(struct bl_trig_notifier),
> + GFP_KERNEL);
> led->trigger_data = n;
> if (!n) {
> dev_err(led->dev, "unable to allocate backlight trigger\n");
> @@ -110,7 +111,7 @@ static void bl_trig_activate(struct led_classdev *led)
>
> ret = device_create_file(led->dev, &dev_attr_inverted);
> if (ret)
> - goto err_invert;
> + led->trigger_data = NULL;
>
> n->led = led;
> n->brightness = led->brightness;
> @@ -123,10 +124,6 @@ static void bl_trig_activate(struct led_classdev *led)
> led->activated = true;
>
> return;
> -
> -err_invert:
> - led->trigger_data = NULL;
> - kfree(n);
> }
>
> static void bl_trig_deactivate(struct led_classdev *led)
> @@ -137,7 +134,6 @@ static void bl_trig_deactivate(struct led_classdev *led)
> if (led->activated) {
> device_remove_file(led->dev, &dev_attr_inverted);
> fb_unregister_client(&n->notifier);
> - kfree(n);
> led->activated = false;
> }
> }

Bryan,

I don't believe memory triggers allocate in their activate routine
should be converted to devm_kzalloc(). Based on my understanding, the
memory allocated using devm_kzalloc() us free'ed when driver is
detached. In the case of led triggers, driver stays registered while the
triggers it supports can be activated and deactivated many times. By
converting these allocations into devm_kzalloc()s could lead to memory
leaks. Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect.

If what I am saying makes sense, please take this as comment that is
applicable to all led triggers, not just this one.

Thanks,
-- Shuah



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