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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove needless BKL from release functions
In article <Pine.SOL.4.33.0111231106530.7403-100000@sun3.lrz-muenchen.de> you wrote:
> While this is doubtlessly true, please don't do things like removing the
> lock from interfaces like the call to open() in the input subsystem.
> People may depend on the lock being held there. Having open() under BKL
> simplifies writing USB device drivers.
Beeing completly single-threaded also simplifies writing unclean drivers..

BTW, I've attached a patch that fixes the largest input races (against 2.4.6),
I don't see how to change the total lack of locking for other data structures
without an API change, though.

Christoph

--
Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX.

--- linux-2.4.6/drivers/input/input.c Mon Jun 4 21:17:55 2001
+++ linux/drivers/input/input.c Sun Jul 8 22:58:10 2001
@@ -57,6 +57,7 @@
static devfs_handle_t input_devfs_handle;
static int input_number;
static long input_devices[NBITS(INPUT_DEVICES)];
+static DECLARE_MUTEX(input_lock);

void input_event(struct input_dev *dev, unsigned int type, unsigned int code, int value)
{
@@ -222,6 +223,8 @@
struct input_handler *handler = input_handler;
struct input_handle *handle;

+ down(&input_lock);
+
/*
* Initialize repeat timer to default values.
*/
@@ -257,6 +260,8 @@
input_link_handle(handle);
handler = handler->next;
}
+
+ up(&input_lock);
}

void input_unregister_device(struct input_dev *dev)
@@ -265,6 +270,8 @@
struct input_dev **devptr = &input_dev;
struct input_handle *dnext;

+ down(&input_lock);
+
/*
* Kill any pending repeat timers.
*/
@@ -294,6 +301,8 @@

if (dev->number < INPUT_DEVICES)
clear_bit(dev->number, input_devices);
+
+ up(&input_lock);
}

void input_register_handler(struct input_handler *handler)
@@ -301,6 +310,8 @@
struct input_dev *dev = input_dev;
struct input_handle *handle;

+ down(&input_lock);
+
/*
* Add minors if needed.
*/
@@ -324,6 +335,8 @@
input_link_handle(handle);
dev = dev->next;
}
+
+ up(&input_lock);
}

void input_unregister_handler(struct input_handler *handler)
@@ -332,6 +345,8 @@
struct input_handle *handle = handler->handle;
struct input_handle *hnext;

+ down(&input_lock);
+
/*
* Tell the handler to disconnect from all devices it keeps open.
*/
@@ -358,38 +373,60 @@

if (handler->fops != NULL)
input_table[handler->minor >> 5] = NULL;
+
+ up(&input_lock);
}

static int input_open_file(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
{
- struct input_handler *handler = input_table[MINOR(inode->i_rdev) >> 5];
struct file_operations *old_fops, *new_fops = NULL;
+ struct input_handler *handler;
+ unsigned int minor = MINOR(inode->i_rdev), index;
int err;

- /* No load-on-demand here? */
- if (!handler || !(new_fops = fops_get(handler->fops)))
+ if (minor >= INPUT_DEVICES)
return -ENODEV;

- /*
- * That's _really_ odd. Usually NULL ->open means "nothing special",
- * not "no device". Oh, well...
- */
- if (!new_fops->open) {
- fops_put(new_fops);
- return -ENODEV;
+ down(&input_lock);
+ index = minor >> 5;
+ handler = input_table[index];
+
+ if (handler)
+ new_fops = fops_get(handler->fops);
+ if (!new_fops) {
+ char modname[32];
+
+ up(&input_lock);
+ sprintf(modname, "input-handler-%d", index);
+ request_module(modname);
+ down(&input_lock);
+
+ err = -ENODEV;
+ handler = input_table[index];
+ if (!handler)
+ goto end;
+ if (!(new_fops = fops_get(handler->fops)))
+ goto end;
}
+
old_fops = file->f_op;
file->f_op = new_fops;

- lock_kernel();
- err = new_fops->open(inode, file);
- unlock_kernel();
+ if (new_fops->open) {
+ lock_kernel();
+ err = new_fops->open(inode, file);
+ unlock_kernel();
+ } else
+ err = 0;

if (err) {
fops_put(file->f_op);
file->f_op = fops_get(old_fops);
}
+
fops_put(old_fops);
+end:
+ up(&input_lock);
return err;
}

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