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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 04/13] s390: vfio-ap: base implementation of VFIO AP device driver
On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:54:40 +0200
Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 13/06/2018 09:48, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:41:16 +0200
> > Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 07/05/2018 17:11, Tony Krowiak wrote:
> >>> Introduces a new AP device driver. This device driver
> >>> is built on the VFIO mediated device framework. The framework
> >>> provides sysfs interfaces that facilitate passthrough
> >>> access by guests to devices installed on the linux host.
> >> ...snip...
> >>
> >>> +static int vfio_ap_matrix_dev_create(void)
> >>> +{
> >>> + int ret;
> >>> +
> >>> + vfio_ap_root_device = root_device_register(VFIO_AP_ROOT_NAME);
> >>> +
> >>> + if (IS_ERR(vfio_ap_root_device)) {
> >>> + ret = PTR_ERR(vfio_ap_root_device);
> >>> + goto done;
> >>> + }
> >>> +
> >>> + ap_matrix = kzalloc(sizeof(*ap_matrix), GFP_KERNEL);
> >>> + if (!ap_matrix) {
> >>> + ret = -ENOMEM;
> >>> + goto matrix_alloc_err;
> >>> + }
> >>> +
> >>> + ap_matrix->device.type = &vfio_ap_dev_type;
> >>> + dev_set_name(&ap_matrix->device, "%s", VFIO_AP_DEV_NAME);
> >>> + ap_matrix->device.parent = vfio_ap_root_device;
> >>> + ap_matrix->device.release = vfio_ap_matrix_dev_release;
> >>> + ap_matrix->device.driver = &vfio_ap_drv.driver;
> >>> +
> >>> + ret = device_register(&ap_matrix->device);
> >>> + if (ret)
> >>> + goto matrix_reg_err;
> >>> +
> >>> + goto done;
> >>> +
> >>> +matrix_reg_err:
> >>> + put_device(&ap_matrix->device);
> >> Did not see this before but here you certainly want to
> >> do a kfree and not a put_device.
> > No, this must not be a kfree. Once you've tried to register something
> > embedding a struct device with the driver core, you need to use
> > put_device, as another path may have acquired a reference, even if
> > registering ultimately failed. See the comment for device_register().
> > IOW, the code is correct.
>
> learned something again :) ,
> but still, a kfree is needed for the kzalloc.
> Does'nt it?

No, the put callback for the embedding structure needs to take care of
freeing things. Otherwise it is buggy.

>
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>> +
> >>> +matrix_alloc_err:
> >>> + root_device_unregister(vfio_ap_root_device);
> >>> +
> >>> +done:
> >>> + return ret;
> >>> +}
> >>> +
> >>> +static void vfio_ap_matrix_dev_destroy(struct ap_matrix *ap_matrix)
> >>> +{
> >>> + device_unregister(&ap_matrix->device);
> >>> + root_device_unregister(vfio_ap_root_device);
> >> Also here you need a kfree(ap_matrix) too .
> > Same here.
> >
>

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