Commit db85b575 authored by Anthony Liguori's avatar Anthony Liguori

object: sure up reference counting

Now we have the following behavior:

1) object_new() returns an object with ref = 1
2) object_initialize() does not increase the reference count (ref may be 0).
3) object_deref() will finalize the object when ref = 0.  it does not free the
   memory associated with the object.
4) both link and child properties correctly set the reference count.

The expected usage is the following:

1) child devices should generally be created via object_initialize() using
   memory from the parent device.  Adding the object as a child property will
   take ownership of the object and tie the child's life cycle to the parent.

2) If a child device is created via qdev_create() or some other form of
   object_new(), there must be an object_delete() call in the parent device's
   finalize function.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAnthony Liguori <>
parent d03d6b4e
......@@ -337,6 +337,8 @@ void object_finalize(void *data)
object_deinit(obj, ti);
g_assert(obj->ref == 0);
Object *object_new_with_type(Type type)
......@@ -347,6 +349,7 @@ Object *object_new_with_type(Type type)
obj = g_malloc(type->instance_size);
object_initialize_with_type(obj, type);
return obj;
......@@ -360,7 +363,8 @@ Object *object_new(const char *typename)
void object_delete(Object *obj)
g_assert(obj->ref == 0);
......@@ -679,6 +683,14 @@ static void object_get_child_property(Object *obj, Visitor *v, void *opaque,
static void object_finalize_child_property(Object *obj, const char *name,
void *opaque)
Object *child = opaque;
void object_property_add_child(Object *obj, const char *name,
Object *child, Error **errp)
......@@ -687,7 +699,7 @@ void object_property_add_child(Object *obj, const char *name,
type = g_strdup_printf("child<%s>", object_get_typename(OBJECT(child)));
object_property_add(obj, name, type, object_get_child_property,
NULL, NULL, child, errp);
NULL, object_finalize_child_property, child, errp);
g_assert(child->parent == NULL);
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment