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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 1/6] fieldbus_dev: add Fieldbus Device subsystem.
On Fri, Feb 08, 2019 at 11:30:22AM -0500, Sven Van Asbroeck wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 7:18 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > > +static DEFINE_IDA(fieldbus_ida);
> >
> > You forget to destroy this ida structure when the module is removed.
> > It's a common thing to get wrong :(
> >
>
> But fieldbus_ida is allocated on the heap. So as long as calls to
> ida_simple_get() and ida_simple_remove() are matched, there
> should be no resource leak?
>
> What am I missing?

the ida structure does some internal allocations and ida_destroy() has
to be called when your code is being removed to properly free it.

Again, it's not obvious at all, but it is needed :(

thanks,

greg k-h

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