alloc/free quesion in ixp4xx driver

Phil Endecott spam_from_linux_mtd at
Thu May 17 11:51:39 EDT 2007

Dear MTD experts,

I have been looking at the MTD ixp4xx driver 
(drivers/mtd/maps/ixp4xx.c), mainly as an example of something that 
uses the ixp4xx expansion bus, and I have a couple of questions.  I 
apologise for being a "newbie" on this subject, I have not written a 
lot of kernel code.

- In ixp4xx_flash_probe(), a struct ixp4xx_flash_info in kalloc()ed.  
Where is it freed?

- In ixp4xx_flash_remove() you have:
   In other places where release_resource() is called I do not see a 
call to kfree().  Is this right?

Most likely, this is all OK and I need to learn more about how these 
functions should be used.  But my thought on seeing this was that the 
kfree() should have been freeing info, not info->res.

I am also uncertain about release_resource() vs. release_mem_region().  
Are they interchangeable?

I have been looking at 2.6.21, but a quick check at;a=blob;f=drivers/mtd/maps/ixp4xx.c;h=7a828e3e6446d7f9254f083d3b02bb2e9e02e9e0;hb=HEAD 
suggests that it is the same in your tree (if I have understood gitweb properly).

Many thanks,


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