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SubjectRe: [Bluetooth] HCI USB driver update. Support for SCO over HCI USB.
On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 11:34:19PM +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
>
> > +int usb_init_urb(struct urb *urb)
> > +{
> > + if (!urb)
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > + memset(urb, 0, sizeof(*urb));
> > + urb->count = (atomic_t)ATOMIC_INIT(1);
> > + spin_lock_init(&urb->lock);
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
>
> Greg, please don't do it this way. Somebody will
> try to free this urb. If the urb is part of a structure
> this must not lead to a kfree. Please init it to some
> insanely high dummy value in this case.

We can't init it to a high value, if we want to use it ourself in
usb_alloc_urb().

And yes, I agree this is a very dangerous function to use on your own,
I thought I conveyed that in the documentation for the function.

But if we don't have such a function, then people like Max will just
roll their own, like he just did :)

Might as well make it easy for him to shoot himself in the foot if he
really wants to...

thanks,

greg k-h
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