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SubjectRe: [v4] coccinelle: semantic patch for missing put_device()
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> The whole goal of the semantic patch is to ensure that put_device is
> called when needed.

Thanks for this clarification.

The software development goal seems to be clear to some degree.


> If the value is stored in a structure,

Will any further means become relevant for the discussed data processing?


> then someone else will likely take care of calling put_device later
> when the structure is destroyed.

Such a view is reasonable.

Are there any additional source code analysis and software development challenges
to consider for safer resource management?

Regards,
Markus

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