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Date:   Tue, 28 May 2019 08:32:57 +0800
From:   Gen Zhang <>
Subject: [Question: devm_kfree] When should devm_kfree() be used?

devm_kmalloc() is used to allocate memory for a driver dev. Comments
above the definition and doc 
( all
imply that allocated the memory is automatically freed on driver attach,
no matter allocation fail or not. However, I examined the code, and
there are many sites that devm_kfree() is used to free devm_kmalloc().
e.g. hisi_sas_debugfs_init() in drivers/scsi/hisi_sas/hisi_sas_main.c.
So I am totally confused about this issue. Can anybody give me some
guidance? When should we use devm_kfree()?


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