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    Subject[PATCH] Releasing resources with children
    Releasing resources with children

    What does it mean to release a resource with children? Should the
    children become children of the released resource's parent? Should they
    be released too? Should we fail the release?

    I bet we have no callers who expect this right now, but with
    insert_resource() we may get some. At the point where someone hits this
    BUG we can figure out what semantics we want.

    Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <>

    diff -urpNX dontdiff linux-2.6.11-bk10/kernel/resource.c parisc-2.6-bk/kernel/resource.c
    --- linux-2.6.11-bk10/kernel/resource.c 2005-03-14 06:44:08.205342005 -0700
    +++ parisc-2.6-bk/kernel/resource.c 2005-03-14 07:07:54.000000000 -0700
    @@ -181,6 +181,8 @@ static int __release_resource(struct res
    struct resource *tmp, **p;

    + BUG_ON(old->child);
    p = &old->parent->child;
    for (;;) {
    tmp = *p;
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