[PATCH v2 0/1] clkdev: prevent potential memory leak when used in modules

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 06:50:48 EST

Since clk_register_clkdev() is exported for modules the caller should get a
pointer to the allocated resources. Otherwise the memory leak is guaranteed on
the ->remove() stage.

The patch changes the prototype of the clk_register_clkdev() to return a
pointer to the allocated resources. The caller should take care of the returned
variable and free allocated resources when needed. Together with the main
change the users are updated too.

The current change doesn't fix any present memory leak, thus developers and
maintainers should take care of it if needed.

The patch has been tested on x86 (*), thus requires to be tested on touched

(*) On x86 there is no upstream users yet, though we have one pending.

Changelog v2:
- update inplace documentation to mention clkdev_drop() that should be used to
free the resources
- mention in cover letter that we have tested it on x86
- append Mika's Reviewed-by tag
- add Russel to the Cc list
- rebase on top of 4.0-rc1

Andy Shevchenko (1):
clkdev: change prototype of clk_register_clkdev()

arch/arm/mach-msm/clock-pcom.c | 9 +++++----
arch/arm/mach-vexpress/spc.c | 5 ++++-
arch/mips/ath79/clock.c | 6 +++---
drivers/clk/clk-bcm2835.c | 12 +++++++-----
drivers/clk/clk-max-gen.c | 9 ++++-----
drivers/clk/clk-xgene.c | 6 +++---
drivers/clk/clkdev.c | 15 ++++++++++-----
drivers/clk/samsung/clk-pll.c | 13 ++++++++-----
drivers/clk/samsung/clk-s3c2410-dclk.c | 19 +++++++++---------
drivers/clk/samsung/clk.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++++---------------
include/linux/clkdev.h | 2 +-
11 files changed, 75 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)


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