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SubjectRe: [PATCH] leds: lp50xx: Fix an error handling path in 'lp50xx_probe_dt()'
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Le 23/09/2020 à 15:35, Dan Carpenter a écrit :
> I've added Heikki Krogerus to the CC list because my question is mostly
> about commit 59abd83672f7 ("drivers: base: Introducing software nodes to
> the firmware node framework").
>
> I have been trying to teach Smatch to understand reference counting so
> it can discover these kinds of bugs automatically.
>
> I don't know how software_node_get_next_child() can work when it doesn't
> call kobject_get(). This sort of bug would have been caught in testing
> because it affects the success path so I must be reading the code wrong.
>

I had the same reading of the code and thought that I was missing
something somewhere.

There is the same question about 'acpi_get_next_subnode' which is also a
'.get_next_child_node' function, without any ref counting, if I'm correct.

CJ

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