Re: [PATCH] driver-core: only call kfree() if memory was allocated

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 18:03:43 EST

On Fri, Aug 02, 2013 at 11:43:50PM +0200, Andreas Platschek wrote:
> There are several cases where we could bail out of show_uevent()
> before kzalloc() is even called. In those cases we don't want to
> call kfree().

Why not? It's totally safe to do that.

> In addition the error handling of kzalloc() is now using the
> single point of exit as well.

We had the single point of exit to start with, there's no change made

Sorry, but I'm not going to take this patch, it's not needed.


greg k-h
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