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SubjectRe: fbdev sysfs support.
On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 05:19:16PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 01:10:48AM +0000, viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 01:01:35AM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
> > > +static void release_fb_info(struct class_device *class_dev)
> > > +{
> > > + struct fb_info *info = to_fb_info(class_dev);
> > > +
> > > + /* This doesn't harm */
> > > + fb_dealloc_cmap(&info->cmap);
> > > +
> > > + kfree(info);
> > > +}
> >
> > So what has happens when we hit existing kfree() on fb_info while sysfs
> > node is busy?
>
> This function will not get called until the sysfs node stops being busy,
> so it should all work properly. But only if that fb_info structure was
> allocated dynamically, unlike all of the current fb drivers (see my
> other comment about this patch.)

This function will not. Already existing kfree() in the drivers, OTOH, will.
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