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SubjectRe: refcounting drivers' data structures used in sysfs buffers
On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Oliver Neukum wrote:

> > I'm with Dmitry; the whole thing becomes much, much simpler if we put back
> > your patch and prevent sysfs access after unregistering an attribute
> > file. No API changes are needed, no driver changes are needed, no radical
> > core changes are needed,... All we would have to do is fix the one SCSI
> > method to make it use a workqueue.
> Try.

I did. Didn't you see this message from Saturday:

I sent it to Linus as well as to all of you. No replies received so far
from anybody.

> I don't like reverting my own code. But I predict he'll tell you that a
> driver's bond with a device should be represented in a data structure
> that is to be refcounted.


Alan Stern

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