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SubjectRe: [PATCH] soc: fsl: guts: us devm_kstrdup_const() for RO data
On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 01:43:01PM -0600, Li Yang wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 2:02 AM Nicholas Mc Guire <der.herr@hofr.at> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 08:29:56PM -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2018-12-07 at 09:22 +0100, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
> > > > devm_kstrdup() may return NULL if internal allocation failed, but
> > > > as machine is from the device tree, and thus RO, devm_kstrdup_const()
> > > > can be used here, which will only copy the reference.
> > >
> > > Is it really going to only copy the reference? That would require that
> > > is_kernel_rodata(machine) be true, which it shouldn't be since it's not part
> > > of the kernel image.
> > >
> > I had tried to figure out what is RO and what not but was not
> > able to determine that - from the discussion it seemed that the
> > assumption of RO is correct though I did not ask if it would
> > satisfy is_kernel_rodata() so that explains the incorrect assertion.
> > see https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/12/6/42
> > So then the only option is to check the return and cleanup
> > on allocation failure as the orriginal patch proposed.
>
> Thanks for the good discussion. I will drop the previous patch. But
> would it also be good to just have "soc_dev_attr.machine = machine"
> directly?
>
I think that the intent is to switch to
managed devm API so that the cleanup is handled properly
currently you would get "machine" from
of_property_read_string_index
-> of_property_read_string_helper
-> of_find_property
which does not do any allocation - so there would actually
not be anything to cleanup here - don´t see why your solution
would not be suitable given the current API. the only advantage
of the devm_kstrdup() is that underlying APIs internal changes
would have no effect.

thx!
hofrat

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