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From: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com>
To: Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com>
Cc: gregkh@suse.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] driver-core : get_device before create/remove sysfs files
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:32:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080130113257.53555fee@gondolin.boeblingen.de.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080130015625.GA3058@darkstar.te-china.tietoenator.com>

On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:56:25 +0800,
Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com> wrote:

> get dev reference before create/remove sysfiles, errno fixes as well.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com> 
> 
> ---
> drivers/base/core.c |   12 ++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff -upr a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
> --- a/drivers/base/core.c	2008-01-30 09:49:56.000000000 +0800
> +++ b/drivers/base/core.c	2008-01-30 09:49:56.000000000 +0800
> @@ -414,7 +414,7 @@ struct kset *devices_kset;
>   */
>  int device_create_file(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr)
>  {
> -	int error = 0;
> +	int error = -ENODEV;

Uhm... why?

>  	if (get_device(dev)) {
>  		error = sysfs_create_file(&dev->kobj, &attr->attr);
>  		put_device(dev);
> @@ -442,9 +442,11 @@ void device_remove_file(struct device *d
>   */
>  int device_create_bin_file(struct device *dev, struct bin_attribute *attr)
>  {
> -	int error = -EINVAL;
> -	if (dev)
> +	int error = -ENODEV;
> +	if (get_device(dev)) {
>  		error = sysfs_create_bin_file(&dev->kobj, attr);
> +		put_device(dev);
> +	}

Why do we need to grab a reference here? If the calling site doesn't
hold unto a reference already, something is seriously broken.

>  	return error;
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(device_create_bin_file);
> @@ -456,8 +458,10 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(device_create_bin_file
>   */
>  void device_remove_bin_file(struct device *dev, struct bin_attribute *attr)
>  {
> -	if (dev)
> +	if (get_device(dev)) {
>  		sysfs_remove_bin_file(&dev->kobj, attr);
> +		put_device(dev);
> +	}

Dito.

>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(device_remove_bin_file);

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-30 10:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-30  1:56 Dave Young
2008-01-30 10:32 ` Cornelia Huck [this message]
2008-01-31  1:17   ` Dave Young
2008-01-31  9:39     ` Cornelia Huck

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