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From: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
To: Linux PM <>
Cc: Viresh Kumar <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: [PATCH] cpufreq: Explain the kobject_put() in cpufreq_policy_alloc()
Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 12:35:53 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2270903.5qkiGuZaYc@kreacher> (raw)

From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>

It may not be particularly clear why the kobject_put() after
failing kobject_init_and_add() in cpufreq_policy_alloc() is not
redundant, so add a comment to explain that.

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
 drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c |    5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

Index: linux-pm/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
--- linux-pm.orig/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
+++ linux-pm/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
@@ -1133,6 +1133,11 @@ static struct cpufreq_policy *cpufreq_po
 				   cpufreq_global_kobject, "policy%u", cpu);
 	if (ret) {
 		pr_err("%s: failed to init policy->kobj: %d\n", __func__, ret);
+		/*
+		 * The entire policy object will be freed below, but the extra
+		 * memory allocated for the kobject name needs to be freed by
+		 * releasing the kobject.
+		 */
 		goto err_free_real_cpus;

             reply	other threads:[~2019-05-10 10:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-10 10:35 Rafael J. Wysocki [this message]
2019-05-10 10:41 ` Viresh Kumar

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