Re: [PATCH v1 1/4] auxdisplay: hd44780: Fix memory leak on ->remove()

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Tue Mar 12 2019 - 10:40:58 EST

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 02:47:01PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM Andy Shevchenko
> <andriy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > We have to free on ->remove() the allocated resources on ->probe().
> >
> > Fixes: d47d88361fee ("auxdisplay: Add HD44780 Character LCD support")
> > Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Thanks, nice catch!
> (wearing a newer (and hopefully wiser ;-) hat than when I wrote the code)
> While this is correct for the current implementation of struct charlcd_priv,
> this may be a bit fragile.

This patch will be the same in the next version due to possibility to easy

> What about adding a charlcd_free() wrapper, which can do kfree(to_priv(lcd)),
> and be used in the probe failure path, too?

This has been partially done in the rest of the series, but I got your advise
and will change to use to_priv() in v2. Thanks!

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko