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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/9] lib: string_helpers: provide kfree_strarray()
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 03:04:05PM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM Andy Shevchenko
> <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:41:47PM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> > > From: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>
> > >
> > > There's a common pattern of dynamically allocating an array of char
> > > pointers and then also dynamically allocating each string in this
> > > array. Provide a helper for freeing such a string array with one call.
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> > But see below.
> >
> > > Signed-off-by: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>
> > > ---
> > > include/linux/string_helpers.h | 2 ++
> > > lib/string_helpers.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/include/linux/string_helpers.h b/include/linux/string_helpers.h
> > > index 86f150c2a6b6..55b25120a1c6 100644
> > > --- a/include/linux/string_helpers.h
> > > +++ b/include/linux/string_helpers.h
> > > @@ -94,4 +94,6 @@ char *kstrdup_quotable(const char *src, gfp_t gfp);
> > > char *kstrdup_quotable_cmdline(struct task_struct *task, gfp_t gfp);
> > > char *kstrdup_quotable_file(struct file *file, gfp_t gfp);
> > >
> > > +void kfree_strarray(char **str_array, size_t num_str);
> > > +
> > > #endif
> > > diff --git a/lib/string_helpers.c b/lib/string_helpers.c
> > > index 963050c0283e..bfa4c9f3ca0a 100644
> > > --- a/lib/string_helpers.c
> > > +++ b/lib/string_helpers.c
> > > @@ -649,3 +649,28 @@ char *kstrdup_quotable_file(struct file *file, gfp_t gfp)
> > > return pathname;
> > > }
> > > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kstrdup_quotable_file);
> > > +
> > > +/**
> > > + * kfree_strarray - free a number of dynamically allocated strings contained
> > > + * in an array and the array itself
> > > + *
> > > + * @str_array: Dynamically allocated array of strings to free. If NULL - the
> > > + * function does nothing.
> > > + * @num_str: Number of strings (starting from the beginning of the array) to
> > > + * free.
> > > + *
> > > + * Passing a non-null str_array and num_str == 0 as well as NULL str_array
> > > + * are valid use-cases.
> > > + */
> > > +void kfree_strarray(char **str_array, size_t num_str)
> >
> > Hmm... I have missed your answer to
> > str_array -> array
> > num_str -> n
> >
> > The rationale behind dropping str is to avoid duplicates in the name of the
> > function and its parameters. 'array' is harder to avoid, but also possible,
> > though I leave it to you.
> >
>
> Are you fine with me fixing this when applying the patches?

Sure!

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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