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Date:   Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:04:22 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@...e.cz>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        John Linville <linville@...driver.com>,
        Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 3/7] ethtool: set message mask with DEBUG_SET
 request

> +	ret = ethnl_parse_header(&req_info, tb[ETHTOOL_A_DEBUG_HEADER],
> +				 genl_info_net(info), info->extack, true);

> +	dev_put(dev);

Hi Michal

While reviewing this patch i noticed this dev_put() and wondered where
the dev_get() was. It is hiding inside ethnl_parse_header(). The
documentation does make it clear it takes a reference on the device,
but how many people read the documentation? I would not be too
surprised if at some point in the future we have bugs from missing
dev_put().

Could we make this a bit more explicit by calling it
ethnl_parse_header_dev_get(). It is rather long though.

     Andrew

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