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From: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>
To: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
Cc: Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>,
	Kamalesh Babulal <kamalesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"Tobin C . Harding" <tobin@kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	live-patching@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] livepatch: Remove custom kobject state handling
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 14:32:57 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1905071355430.7486@pobox.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190503132625.23442-2-pmladek@suse.com>

On Fri, 3 May 2019, Petr Mladek wrote:

> kobject_init() always succeeds and sets the reference count to 1.
> It allows to always free the structures via kobject_put() and
> the related release callback.
> 
> Note that the custom kobject state handling was used only
> because we did not know that kobject_put() can and actually
> should get called even when kobject_init_and_add() fails.
> 
> The patch should not change the existing behavior.

Pity that the changelog does not describe the change from 
kobject_init_and_add() to two-stage kobject init (separate kobject_init() 
and kobject_add()).

Petr changed it, because now each member of new dynamic lists (created in 
klp_init_patch_early()) is initialized with kobject_init(), so we do not 
have to worry about calling kobject_put() (this is slightly different from 
kobj_added).

It would also be possible to retain kobject_init_and_add() and move it to 
klp_init_patch_early(), but it would be uglier in my opinion.

Miroslav

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-05-07 12:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-03 13:26 [PATCH 0/2] livepatch: Remove custom kobject state handling and duplicated code Petr Mladek
2019-05-03 13:26 ` [PATCH 1/2] livepatch: Remove custom kobject state handling Petr Mladek
2019-05-03 16:35   ` Kamalesh Babulal
2019-05-07 12:32   ` Miroslav Benes [this message]
2019-05-07 13:06     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-03 13:26 ` [PATCH 2/2] livepatch: Remove duplicated code for early initialization Petr Mladek
2019-05-03 16:35   ` Kamalesh Babulal
2019-05-03 15:39 ` [PATCH 0/2] livepatch: Remove custom kobject state handling and duplicated code Joe Lawrence
2019-05-03 19:16 ` Jiri Kosina

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