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Date:   Sun, 27 Dec 2020 12:18:16 +0000
From:   "Wang, Xiaolei" <Xiaolei.Wang@...driver.com>
To:     Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@....de>,
        "kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org" <kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org>
CC:     "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] regmap: debugfs: fix a memory leak when calling
 regmap_attach_dev

Hi Markus

> This should be caused by
> commit <9b947a13e7f6> ("<regmap: use debugfs even when no device>")

> I suggest to omit angle brackets from such information.


> * Will another imperative wording become helpful for the commit description?

> * How do you think about to add the tag “Fixes”?

Do you mean so?

commit:
         9b947a13e7f6 ("regmap: use debugfs even when no device")

…
> +++ b/drivers/base/regmap/regmap-debugfs.c
…
> @@ -582,8 +582,10 @@ void regmap_debugfs_init(struct regmap *map)
>  		devname = dev_name(map->dev);
>
>  	if (name) {
> -		map->debugfs_name = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s-%s",
> +		if (!map->debugfs_name) {
> +			map->debugfs_name = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s-%s",
>  					      devname, name);
> +		}
…

> I propose to add another null pointer check together with corresponding exception handling.

Which one do you mean by "another null point"? Do you mean that if the call "regmap_debugfs_init" function is repeated, it returns directly?

Regards,
Xiaolei



-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@....de> 
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:16 PM
To: Wang, Xiaolei <Xiaolei.Wang@...driver.com>; kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org; Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>; Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>; Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] regmap: debugfs: fix a memory leak when calling regmap_attach_dev

> This should be caused by
> commit <9b947a13e7f6> ("<regmap: use debugfs even when no device>")

I suggest to omit angle brackets from such information.


* Will another imperative wording become helpful for the commit description?

* How do you think about to add the tag “Fixes”?


…
> +++ b/drivers/base/regmap/regmap-debugfs.c
…
> @@ -582,8 +582,10 @@ void regmap_debugfs_init(struct regmap *map)
>  		devname = dev_name(map->dev);
>
>  	if (name) {
> -		map->debugfs_name = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s-%s",
> +		if (!map->debugfs_name) {
> +			map->debugfs_name = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s-%s",
>  					      devname, name);
> +		}
…

I propose to add another null pointer check together with corresponding exception handling.

Regards,
Markus

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