Re: [PATCH 1/4] mtd: brcmnand: improve memory management

From: Brian Norris
Date: Thu Nov 19 2015 - 14:26:41 EST

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 07:13:45AM +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Nov 2015, Brian Norris wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:04:11PM +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > 3. If the continue is not taken, then host is added to a list, that has a
> > > lifetime beyond the end of the for_each_available_child_of_node loop body.
> > > Thus, of_node_get is needed on child, which is referenced by host. A
> > > corresponding of_node_put is needed in the remove function.
> >
> > This one's a bit silly. We really shouldn't be keeping the reference in
> > 'host' at all. Also, as of commit 215a02fd3087 ("mtd: grab a reference to
> > the MTD of_node before registering it"), the MTD core will actually be
> > refcounting the node for us, too, so this isn't really necessary.
> >
> > I have a patch to remove brcmnand_host::of_node (appended below), which
> > should make this step obsolete, and be more obvious that no extra
> > of_node_get()'ing is required.
> OK. Should I resend my patch without this change?

Sure, that'd be good. Then I could merge/rebase mine on top.

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