I just changed a network driver to use net_device.destructor
because it now embeds a struct net_device in a larger private data
structure (to reduce rarely tested memory allocation error branches).
Looking at netdev_finish_unregister, I see that after dev->destructor()
has been called, netdev_finish_unregister still atttempts to read
dev->features to check for NETIF_F_DYNALLOC.
The following patch causes the NETIF_F_DYNALLOC test not to
be done if dev->destructor is provided.
Alternatively, I'd be willing to make a patch to eliminate
NETIF_F_DYNALLOC (replacing it with "dev->destructor = (cast...) kfree;"),
as I think reference counting is done regardless of the value of
that flag. I don't know why it is checked in net/core/dst.c though.
Also, please do not eliminate netdev.destructor. I have a
legitimate use for it that I can explain more if necessary. Thanks.
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