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SubjectRe: [PATCH] soc: fsl: guts: us devm_kstrdup_const() for RO data
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?

Regards,
Leo

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