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Date:	Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:12:57 +0100
From:	Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:	Shaohui Xie <shaohui.xie@....com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 net-next 2/3] phy: marvell: Add ethtool statistics
 counters

On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 04:24:40AM +0000, Shaohui Xie wrote:
> > Subject: [PATCHv3 net-next 2/3] phy: marvell: Add ethtool statistics counters
> > +static int marvell_probe(struct phy_device *phydev) {
> > +	struct marvell_priv *priv;
> > +
> > +	priv = devm_kzalloc(&phydev->dev, sizeof(*priv), GFP_KERNEL);
> > +	if (!priv)
> > +		return -ENOMEM;
> > +
> > +	phydev->priv = priv;
> > +
> > +	return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> [S.H] Is a remove() function needed to free the memory?

Hi Shaohui

No, since i use devm_kzalloc(). The memory will automatically be freed
when phydev->dev is destroyed. Take a look at all the devm_ API calls
which have this property. They are useful for avoiding memory leaks,
especially on error paths.

     Andrew
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