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From: Marcel Siegert <mws@linuxtv.org>
To: Jakub Jelinek <jakub@redhat.com>
Cc: Manu Abraham <abraham.manu@gmail.com>,
	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>,
	mchehab@infradead.org, v4l-dvb-maintainer@linuxtv.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: dvb shared datastructure bug?
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:02:46 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200702131302.47344.mws@linuxtv.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070213113552.GL22959@devserv.devel.redhat.com>

On Tuesday 13 February 2007, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 03:14:23PM +0400, Manu Abraham wrote:
> > >thanks for pointing out this issue.
> > >
> > >attached find a patch that fixes the problem.
> > >
> > >@mauro - please pull changeset a7ac92d208fe
> > >   dvbdev: fix illegal re-usage of fileoperations struct
> > >
> > >from  http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~mws/v4l-dvb-fixtree
> > >
> > 
> > Ack'd-by: Manu Abraham <manu@linuxtv.org>
> 
> Wouldn't it be better to kmalloc both struct dvb_device and
> struct file_operations together instead of doing 2 separate allocations?
> struct dvd_device_plus_fops
> {
>   struct dvb_device dev;
>   struct file_operations fops;
> } *dev_fops = kmalloc (sizeof (struct dvd_device_plus_fops), GFP_KERNEL);
> *pdvbdev = dvbdev = (struct dvb_device *)dev_fops;
> if (dev_fops == NULL)
>   error handling;
> memset (&dev_fops->fops, 0, sizeof (dev_fops->fops));
> ...
> dvbdev->fops = &dev_fops->fops;
> 
> 	Jakub
> 

hi jakub, 

it may be worth doing that, but, imho that can be done when we are perfoming
some revise of the whole dvb-core subsystem. 

at the moment i would stay at "as-is", the code is more readable and the more "cost"
of the additional alloc is affordable.

thanks for your comments.
marcel




  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-13 12:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-13  7:47 Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-13  8:49 ` [v4l-dvb-maintainer] " Manu Abraham
2007-02-13 11:04 ` Marcel Siegert
2007-02-13 11:14   ` Manu Abraham
2007-02-13 11:35     ` Jakub Jelinek
2007-02-13 12:02       ` Marcel Siegert [this message]
2007-02-13 13:09       ` [v4l-dvb-maintainer] " Trent Piepho
2007-02-13 13:21         ` Marcel Siegert
2007-02-13 13:21         ` Manu Abraham
2007-02-13 11:35   ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-13 13:05     ` Marcel Siegert

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