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Re: devm_* vs. PROBE_DEFFER: memory leaks?


On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:52:10AM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Is devm_ supposed to work with EPROBE_DEFFER?


> Probe function is now called multiple times;
> is memory freed between calling probe()?

Yes, EPROBE_DEFER is an error code, so devm resources
are released.

> Will allocations from failed probe()s remain after the driver is
> inserted successfully, leaking memory?

devm_ is connected to the device, not to the driver.

Since code is better than words, check drivers/base/dd.c yourself.
The relevant function name is really_probe(), interesting part for
you starts at ret = drv->probe(dev) line.

-- Sebastian

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