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SubjectRe: dvb shared datastructure bug?
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On Tuesday 13 February 2007, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 03:14:23PM +0400, Manu Abraham wrote:
> > >thanks for pointing out this issue.
> > >
> > >attached find a patch that fixes the problem.
> > >
> > >@mauro - please pull changeset a7ac92d208fe
> > > dvbdev: fix illegal re-usage of fileoperations struct
> > >
> > >from http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~mws/v4l-dvb-fixtree
> > >
> >
> > Ack'd-by: Manu Abraham <manu@linuxtv.org>
>
> Wouldn't it be better to kmalloc both struct dvb_device and
> struct file_operations together instead of doing 2 separate allocations?
> struct dvd_device_plus_fops
> {
> struct dvb_device dev;
> struct file_operations fops;
> } *dev_fops = kmalloc (sizeof (struct dvd_device_plus_fops), GFP_KERNEL);
> *pdvbdev = dvbdev = (struct dvb_device *)dev_fops;
> if (dev_fops == NULL)
> error handling;
> memset (&dev_fops->fops, 0, sizeof (dev_fops->fops));
> ...
> dvbdev->fops = &dev_fops->fops;
>
> Jakub
>

hi jakub,

it may be worth doing that, but, imho that can be done when we are perfoming
some revise of the whole dvb-core subsystem.

at the moment i would stay at "as-is", the code is more readable and the more "cost"
of the additional alloc is affordable.

thanks for your comments.
marcel



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