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SubjectRe: PATCH: switch ide-proc to use the ide_key functionality
On Tuesday 17 August 2004 02:13, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 01:35:11AM +0200, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > Alan, 'ide_key' protection misses driver specfiic /proc/entries.
> Ok need to fix that
> > It is also still racy for some drivers because ide_register_hw() ->
> > init_hwif_data() sets hwif->key to zero - you must set hwif->hold to 1.
> ide_register_hw holds ide_setting_sem. I think that should be ok ?

ide_setting_sem doesn't help situation when hwif is unregistered and some
other driver is loaded later and takes this hwif using ide_register_hw().

Highly unlikely but possible.

> > Can't we solve the problem in simpler way by covering affected /proc
> > handlers with ide_setting_sem?
> You'd need to refcount the ide objects because the 'data' value is long
> lived. I did consider this but it seemed more complex. It also leaves end
> users able to open an ide file and prevent unloading although I'm not
> sure it is a big issue.

Yep. :/
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